As someone who monitors the news, and has on occasion been the news, I have been struck by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent heavy-handed appro...
I think its time to start a #FreeCarlosMiller hashtag. For those of you who don't know Carlos, he's a journalist-turned-blogger who is constantly wo...
Any law that imposes special restrictions on video games, like minimum age to purchase or subjective labeling, will require a lot more proof than the Massachusetts study could provide.
What happens next? Presumably, either the school will see reason or they'll put the students in a position where they'll have to pursue legal options to defend their rights.
Online news organization ProPublica on Friday launched a special feature documenting censorship on social media in China.
When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they im...
For those of you who watched some of the recent YouTube Music Video Awards, you witnessed a historic moment. The beginning of the end of broadcast TV.
The film has been seen by millions of people who acclaimed it when it came out. One would hope that they now have the same enthusiasm in carefully following this case and making sure that the film's producers do not fall victim to the system they so courageously condemned.
We have reached a point where our leaders have stopped listening to the American people. However, what will it take for the government to start listening to the people again?
Of course Kelly is full of error and his policies are fraught with racial prejudgment and mired in racial paternalism; still, he is the best messenger of his own cause and communicant of his own viewpoint. As errant and nonsensical as is his position, he shouldn't be shouted down. That's wrong, educationally and morally.
Decisions about self-censorship today are increasingly an international problem that affects writers around the world.
The free flow of unimpeded reporting is vital to a healthy democracy. As an audience it's our responsibility to be less cynical and to realize the threats journalists face.
Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation is launching a major new initiative to ensure that any newsroom can create a simple and secure way for whistleblowers and sources to anonymously contact journalists.
Since the charges against him are wholly baseless, what then could possibly explain them? An esteemed journalist now sits in a Moroccan jail not because he did anything wrong, but because the Moroccan regime is bent on re-asserting its own authority, clamping down on any signs of protest.
A possible threat to national security is perhaps more understandable, but getting a prior restraint on a book for national security is near impossible; getting a book banned because people cuss or if the content is "ungodly" (look out Harry Potter books!) is a lot easier.
Professor Guth accepted the suspension, apparently because he was receiving threats. But if he's receiving threats, it's the university's duty to protect him, not suspend him. In a free society, we can't allow those who threaten speakers with violence to win by silencing voices they don't like.