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Publication type: Journal Article

Lexchin J.
Who Should Own the Presses?
Israeli Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006 May; 6:(2):3-5
http://www.isrjem.org/Lexchin.Editorial.proof2.pdf


Abstract:

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when I dabbled in university student journalism, one of the more political slogans making the rounds went something like “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.” These days the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and its subsidiary CMA Media seem determined to prove that this saying is true with respect to the CMAJ


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