Natural Law and the Right to Know in a Democracy

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (2-3):121-138 (2005)

David T. Ozar
Loyola University, Chicago
This article places the concept of "right to know," which is normally associated with law, in a moral framework. It outlines multiple meanings of the concept, emphasizing the institutional nature of "right to know." Then the article imbeds this understanding in moral thinking, including a discussion of the moral elements of rights, and applies that understanding in specific journalistic situations.
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