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Freedom of the Press

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  • Jailed Iranian Director Mahnaz Mohammadi Sparks Mounting International Outrage

    Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women's rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in Iran's Evin Prison, on the outskirts of Tehran, on charges...
  • With new rules, China tightens screws on press freedom

    With new rules, China tightens screws on press freedom
    For the past few months, freelance investigative journalist Ji Xuguang has been researching a story on the Chinese government’s program of demolishing people’s homes to make way for development projects. He planned to pitch it to one of his...
  • Should 'Redskins' lose trademark protection?

    Two things strike me as clear from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins on the ground that the name is disparaging to Native Americans. The first is that the term is blatantly...
  • It's time to declutter California's messy Constitution

    It's time to declutter California's messy Constitution
    Quick. Can you name an amendment in California's Constitution? Probably not, but if you vote regularly, you've weighed in on a lot of them. Like other state officials, I have sworn an oath "to protect and defend both the Constitution of the United...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
  • When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying

    When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying
    In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...
  • Day after Kerry praised Egyptian leader, court gives 7 years to jailed journalists

    WASHINGTON On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo, where he voiced strong support for the Egyptian government, saying he believed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi would bring about democratic reforms. On Monday, an Egyptian...
  • Police not ruling out abuse in case of 12-year-old boy found in basement, stepmom in custody

    DETROIT The stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V who was found alive in the basement of his Detroit home 11 days after he vanished was taken into custody on a warrant issued for a probation violation, police said Thursday. Meanwhile, police...
  • Missing boy had not been in basement in earlier searches, Detroit police say

    DETROIT The 12-year-old boy who was found alive in his father's basement almost 11 days after he went missing had been in another location during earlier searches of the house, Detroit Police said Thursday. Detroit Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Woody...
  • Michigan man admits to burning Qurans

    DETROIT A Detroit man born in Iraq who says he has a history of psychological problems has admitted to burning Qurans in Dearborn, Mich., on three separate occasions over the past month. Ali Hassan Al-Asadi, 51, was arrested on June 25 outside the...
  • Turkey's Erdogan asks Parliament to approve talks with Kurds

    ISTANBUL Turkey's powerful prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, launched parliamentary debate this week on a new law that would open formal negotiations with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party to end a 30-year armed rebellion. He tied the move to...