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``The strengths of democracies have been exploited by terrorists. There is a need to find a balance between the imperative of security and the right to information and speech,'' the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said while co-chairing a session on `media and democracy' at the second Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies which opened here.
With media freedom goes accountability and responsibility and the issue has acquired greater urgency in the context of terrorism, Mr. Sinha told Foreign Ministers and delegates.
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