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Former DC Journo Learns First Amendment Limitations the Hard Way

John Dinges, former managing editor for NPR news met with some unexpected turbulence on a trip back to the U.S. from Venezuela and Chile last week. But the turbulence wasn’t due to rough winds or a storm, it was on the ground with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Dinges, who had also served as a foreign desk editor for WaPo expressed concern that a CBP officer’s questions “crossed a line against First Amendment protections of the press.” The officer’s responses included, “this is the United States, and I can ask you anything I want.”

So what are your rights as press traveling internationally? Are you subject to full disclosure? The answer may surprise you. Find out more about Dinges’ situation and read the response from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokesman, Michael Friel by checking out the article by CQ spy guy, Jeff Stein.

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