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Freedom of the Press

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  • 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....
  • James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

    This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent. Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
  • D-day, as readers remember it

    D-day, as readers remember it
    As firsthand accounts of D-day become increasingly rare with time, The Times is lucky to count among its readers many who recall June 6, 1944, in vivid detail. Some who weren't alive then wrote to share how that day nonetheless touched their families....
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...