State Secrets

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    We often hear that such and such a piece of information cannot be released into the public ..... in the interest of national security.
  • 2
    Journalists however love to get hold of a story somehow but they run the risk of facing a ..... if they break the official secrects act.
  • 3
    When there is a ..... inquiry taking place, the rush to get more details is intense.
  • 4
    The more the authorities try to conceal what is happening, the more it fuels ..... about what might be happening.
  • 5
    Sometimes a journalist will get hold of sensitive information knowing that he will get ..... by government agencies if he dares reveal it.
  • 6
    The person in charge of the enquiry will occasionally ..... what can be disclosed in newspapers.
  • 7
    Once this disclosure is ..... it's the job of the journalist to follow it through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • 8
    Mind you it has to be a convincing article because the reading public can soon see through the ..... of a weak argument.
  • 9
    The question must always be in the mind of the writer whether what is being written is likely to ..... a threat to the safety of the community at large.
  • 10
    The last possible thing that anyone wants to happen to their country is to turn it into a ..... for troublemakers.

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