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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...
  • Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident
    A volunteer Baltimore County police officer who was videotaped in February telling a citizen he had "lost" his right to free speech will remain with the program but cannot return to patrol duties, Police Chief Jim Johnson said Friday. The video of the...
  • China Disrupts Google Activities Ahead of Controversial Anniversary

    HONG KONG - Multiple services operated by Google are being disrupted in China ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the bloody 1989 incident in Tiananmen Square. Access from within mainland China appears to be blocked not only to Google's search...
  • Egypt's Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, Gets His Popular Satirical Show Pulled

    Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program). According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
  • Lewis Katz death is a blow to news media culture

    Lewis Katz death is a blow to news media culture
    In 1972, Philadelphia's leading newspaper was based in a mostly windowless building that looked like and had the atmosphere of a huge mausoleum. That was the year I somehow landed a job with The Associated Press, which had its Philadelphia office in a...
  • White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims

    White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims
    On the 25th anniversary of the crackdown culminating at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the White House on Wednesday called on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-...
  • The left's war on free speech

    Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause. That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
  • Lehigh Portland Cement explosion fading from memories

    Lehigh Portland Cement explosion fading from memories
    Ed Pany, creator and curator of the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Northampton, has interviewed hundreds of past and present cement workers in the course of his historical research. So when I asked him the other day about the horrific 1942...
  • 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....