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Freedom of the Press

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  • Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal

    Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal
    Two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission indicated they have serious concerns about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, casting doubt on his ability to start considering the plan next week. The comments by Commissioners...
  • Chinese dissident, in TV shaming, apologizes for spilling secrets

    Chinese dissident, in TV shaming, apologizes for spilling secrets
    One of China’s most venerable dissident journalists was paraded  on state television Thursday morning, apologizing for spilling state secrets that embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party. The public shaming of Gao Yu, a 70-year-old grandmother who...
  • Policing thought crime

    In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
  • Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable [Letter]

    Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable [Letter]
    I want to congratulate reporter Luke Broadwater and his contributing colleagues on their article "Cardin missed nearly 75% of votes in committee" (May 7). One of the most important obligations of a free press is oversight of government and its elected...
  • Was Donald Sterling only pretending to be a racist?

    Was Donald Sterling only pretending to be a racist?
    Now that is some romantic technique. A week after L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA, fined $2.5 million and informed he would have to sell the team he has owned for more than three decades, two new recordings featuring...
  • Church 5, State 4

    The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and...
  • Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules

    Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules
    Responding to a sharp public backlash, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revised his proposed Internet traffic rules as he tries to secure support for the agency to start formally considering them this week. The new net neutrality...
  • Rodricks rewrites the First Amendment [Letter]

    Rodricks rewrites the First Amendment [Letter]
    On May 6, Dan Rodricks wrote a column concerning prayer in Carroll County Commission meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling"). Mr. Rodricks quotes the prayer that Robin Frazier read and then quotes a law professor, "the Founding...
  • The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough

    The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough
    Fans of net neutrality--the idea that Internet service providers shouldn't be able to block, slow, or favor some content providers over others--should show FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler a little love. Obviously, that's not because Wheeler's open-Internet...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others

    In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results. The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...