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Freedom of the Press

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  • FCC votes to start formal consideration of net neutrality proposal

    FCC votes to start formal consideration of net neutrality proposal
    Amid protests, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to begin the process of formally setting new net neutrality rules for online traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster delivery of...
  • Journalists launch legal assault on Missouri execution secrecy laws

    A coalition of mainstream news media intervened in the death penalty debate Thursday, filing a lawsuit in Missouri to contend that the public has a constitutional right to know where executioners get lethal injection drugs. If successful, the lawsuit...
  • An oppressive Cook County courtroom

    An oppressive Cook County courtroom
    Our nation's perennial allegiance to the idea that courts are public so that justice may be discussed and criticized in public has such strong appeal to the personal ethos of American culture that even the nation's highest court is open to the public...
  • FCC moves forward with net plan

     FCC moves forward with net plan
    Federal regulators pushed forward with proposed new rules for Internet traffic that could allow preferential treatment for companies willing to pay more, thus ensuring more heated arguments ahead over so-called net neutrality. The 3-2 vote Thursday by...
  • AT&T nears deal for DirecTV

    AT&T nears deal for DirecTV
    AT&T is near a deal to acquire satellite broadcasting giant DirecTV. The two companies, which have flirted in the past, are awaiting board approval on the transaction -- valued at close to $50 billion -- that would make telecommunications giant AT&T a...
  • In Egypt, explosion at pro-Sisi election rally injures 4

    In Egypt, explosion at pro-Sisi election rally injures 4
    An explosion at an election rally for presidential front-runner Abdel Fattah Sisi injured four people, including two policemen, state media reported Sunday. The candidate was not in attendance. Sisi, who left the military two months ago to run for...
  • AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape

    AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape
    AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape. The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...
  • Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays

    Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited." Abramson, the focus of a...
  • Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

    There was little doubt that AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets passing...
  • Bill requiring condoms in adult films advances in Assembly

    Bill requiring condoms in adult films advances in Assembly
    A measure that would require condom use in adult movies filmed in California cleared its final Assembly committee hurdle Wednesday. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) presented his measure, which also would require performers to be tested for...
  • Soda warning labels: The cons outweigh the pros

    Soda warning labels: The cons outweigh the pros
    Several years ago, legislation was circulating in Sacramento to ban the sale of sodas in public schools. Soda is certainly among the junkiest of junk foods, not something that schools should ever have encouraged students to drink, no matter how much money...