After Operation Iraqi Freedom began, Eason Jordan, the chief news executive at CNN, penned a column entitled "The News We Kept to Ourselves" about the balance between access and honest reporting. That balance is something that effects not only news media, but many other fields as well. Autocratic regimes control visas to influence reporting and activity.
Journalists reporting from southern Lebanon under Hezbollah's eye, or in Gaza under the watchful control of Hamas minders, know that their reporting will be read. Crossing certain lines can be a matter of life-and-death.