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Freedom of the Press

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  • Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]

    Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]
    Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Google Moves To Comply With EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Ruling

    Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative...
  • Supreme Court turns down NYT reporter's plea for confidentiality

    The Supreme Court turned down a plea for protection from a New York Times reporter Monday, maintaining its stand that the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press does not shield a journalist from being required to testify about his...
  • Detroit's creditors want entire art museum collection to be fair game

    Creditors in Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy have engineered a new appraisal aimed at putting the Detroit Institute of Arts' entire collection in play as a possible chip to maximize the amount the city will be obligated to ante up for debt repayment....
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Syria's rocky road to a free press

    Syria's rocky road to a free  press
    Laith Halabi paced the dark streets of Aleppo looking for a person to interview. The wiry young journalist with the independent Shahba Press news agency worried that no one would agree to a man-on-the-street, even on the innocuous topic of a...
  • Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

    Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly. The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says

    Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says
    A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...