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Freedom of the Press

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  • Criminal wrongdoing and the CIA

    Too often "the law" is nothing more than prejudice embedded in jargon. So the Obama administration, in its attempt to hammer another national security leaker, is directly challenging the right of journalists to protect confidential sources....
  • Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Readies IPO for Network 18 Subsidiary

    LONDON -- After announcing plans to acquire a controlling stake in media conglomerate Network18 last week, billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is planning to list its home shopping network HomeShop18 on the New York Stock Exchange....
  • James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

    This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent. Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
  • D-day, as readers remember it

    D-day, as readers remember it
    As firsthand accounts of D-day become increasingly rare with time, The Times is lucky to count among its readers many who recall June 6, 1944, in vivid detail. Some who weren't alive then wrote to share how that day nonetheless touched their families....
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power

    Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
    A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...
  • Hershey v. Hershey: Chocolate company sues state senator over campaign signs

    Hershey v. Hershey: Chocolate company sues state senator over campaign signs
    The Hershey Company is accusing a state senator from Queen Anne's County of using chocolate-colored campaign signs to draw on its sugary "fame and equity" in a bid to drum up votes. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the Pennsylvania-based...
  • For Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 'free' is a relative term

    His largest one-man show opened in Berlin in April, two more exhibits recently debuted in Britain, and his art currently occupies center stage at the Brooklyn Museum. Come September, he unveils an installation on Alcatraz. But that's not all Ai Weiwei...
  • Hong Kong activists push election freedom; China warns of limits

    Hong Kong activists push election freedom; China warns of limits
    A blazing sun was melting the Rev. Chu Yiu-ming’s brow as he worked the pavement outside a subway stop in Hong Kong, but the 70-year-old Baptist minister just kept refreshing his grin and pressing fliers into the palms of passersby. “...
  • Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

    A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...