Public vs. private space

Protest and news coverage often highlight the tension between private and public space, with the latter being necessary zones of “public deliberation.”  Both journalists and the public rely on these spaces for doing their jobs and democratic expression, but these spaces seem to be increasingly under threat (think shopping mall as a good example of privatized space).  Police may become overzealous in managing these private spaces on behalf of the owners, but to the detriment of citizen activity (as seen in this example of a reporter’s arrest).

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