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Freedom of the Press

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Top Freedom of the Press Articles

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  • Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced To Jail In Egypt

    Three journalists employed by Qatar-backed news agency Al Jazeera were given stiff prison sentences by an Egyptian court for reporting false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, among other charges. Two of the three reporters - Peter Greste, the...
  • U.S. needs to press Egypt -- on freedom of the press and other rights

    On Sunday, after a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, Secretary of State John F. Kerry suggested that Sisi should be given time to respond to U.S. complaints about human rights violations. After all, Kerry noted, Sisi had been...
  • AT&T, DirecTV To Pitch Capitol Hill on Benefits of Merger

    AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in scheduled appearances on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael D. White, plans to tell lawmakers that their proposed $49 billion merger may lead to lower prices for consumers across...
  • Hong Kong and China: A showdown looms

    Hong Kong and China: A showdown looms
    China's most prosperous city is becoming dangerously polarised FOR years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China's leaders surprised the world by adhering scrupulously to Hong Kong's unusual political set-up of "one country,...
  • Britain's phone-hacking trial ends with just one conviction

    A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes...
  • Aereo founder blasts Supreme Court decision

    Aereo founder and Chief Executive Chet Kanojia called the Supreme Court's ruling that his company is in violation of the Copyright Act a "massive setback for the American consumer" that send a "chilling message to the technology industry." Launched in...
  • Tribune's Skiba wins National Press Club honor

    Katherine Skiba of the Chicago Tribune has been honored by the National Press Club for her reporting from Washington, according to an announcement today by the organization. Contest judges gave three awards to The Wall Street Journal and two each to...
  • Court ruling may jeopardize buffer zone for abortion protesters in Chicago

    Court ruling may jeopardize buffer zone for abortion protesters in Chicago
    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that overturned a Massachusetts law designed to keep abortion opponents away from patients has also opened a debate over whether a Chicago ordinance with the same intent will stand. Anti-abortion...
  • Missing Detroit boy was found crouching in his family's basement

    A 12-year-old Detroit boy who had been missing since June 14 was released from a hospital Thursday, one day after police discovered him in his family's basement hidden by a makeshift barricade. Charlie Bothuell V was found on Wednesday when police...
  • Supreme Court puts anti-abortion speech above abortion patient safety

    You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
  • Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling

     Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling
    Local abortion protesters hailed Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling banning buffer zones around abortion clinics as a victory for pro-lifers and free speech. The unanimous decision overturned a Massachusetts law banning protests within 35 feet of...