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Freedom of the Press

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  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
    Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
  • Michael Hastings wrestled with demons, but legacy remains intact

    Michael Hastings wrestled with demons, but legacy remains intact
    As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller. As my colleagues Andrew...
  • The 3rd Circuit Court's 'boobies' boo-boo

    The 3rd Circuit Court's 'boobies' boo-boo
    "We expect our schools to educate young people not only in academics but in what constitutes respect ... in a civil society." The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia handed down a decision this month in a case involving two middle school...
  • Britain vs. David Miranda, and Glenn Greenwald

     Britain vs. David Miranda, and Glenn Greenwald
    Police at London's Heathrow Airport detained the partner and assistant of journalist Glenn Greenwald for nearly nine hours on Sunday and confiscated his cellphone and computer. It's hard to see the mistreatment of David Miranda as anything other than an...
  • Michael Hastings considered himself 'invincible,' report says

    Michael Hastings considered himself 'invincible,' report says
    Michael Hastings, the high-profile journalist who died in a fiery crash June 18 in Los Angeles, considered himself to be “invincible” and believed he could “jump from a balcony and would be OK,”¬†according to a coroner’s...
  • Martin Luther King's real message

    Martin Luther King's real message
    Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, there was a recurring complaint: What about economic justice? It is a source of enormous frustration among many on the left that Martin Luther King Jr.'s deservedly iconic...
  • Never mind the widows and orphans

    Close attention to detail is a good thing in a copy editor. We want the text to be factually accurate, grammatical, and clear. But that attention to detail carries with it the hazard of becoming obsessed with trifles.  Take, for example, the "widow,"...
  • Court upholds law banning therapy to change sexual orientation

    Court upholds law banning therapy to change sexual orientation
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Thursday upheld a state law that prohibits licensed mental health therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel said the never-enforced law does...
  • Twitter's legal champion of free speech steps down

    Twitter's legal champion of free speech steps down
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Macgillivray, Twitter’s top lawyer who pushed back against government and law enforcement demands and helped stake out the company’s stance as “the free speech wing of the free speech party,” is stepping down....
  • Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt

    Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt
    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closing of four television stations, including an Al Jazeera affiliate, in an escalating government crackdown to silence media criticism and intimidate journalists. The military has been sensitive to...