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Bill O'Reilly: We Don't Have A Free Press Because It's Too Liberal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.21.2017 | Media

Bill O’Reilly of Fox News defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press ― including calling the media the “enemy of the American peop...

John McCain: Attacking The Free Press Is 'How Dictators Get Started'

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave a staunch defense of the free press Saturday, noting that attacks on the media are “how dictators get started.” Sp...

Weekend Roundup: Disarming America’s Soft Power

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.10.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

Presidential historian Daniel Franklin writes this week that U.S. President Donald Trump could be a once-in-an-era “reconstructive president” in t...

Don't Worry About the Free Press - Worry About Free Thinking

Terry Newell | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Concerns about media bias and fake news are valid. Some claim the free press is out of control - others that it's under attack. But the state of the...

In Praise Of The Free Press

Ed Crego | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Ed Crego

“ …the people back there, the extremely dishonest press…Very dishonest people…How about – I mean how dishonest.” Those were the remarks o...

President Obama, Pacifc Gyre, Papahānaumokuākea reserve, you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans at the White House today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

Turkey's Erdogan Fails The Test Of Democracy

Maria Armoudian | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Maria Armoudian

The test of a leader's commitment to democracy is not in peaceful and agreeable times but in times of dissent and disagreement. And Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has failed the test.

Funding Nonprofit Journalism? Be Transparent And Do No Harm

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
Craig Newmark

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.

Why Trump's War on the Media Is a Danger to Our Democracy

David Chavern | Posted 06.03.2016 | Media
David Chavern

Donald Trump's treatment of journalists and the press isn't just offensive or rude or political theater. It is dangerous - and that is true whether or not "the media" is popular with the voting public.

A Holistic Approach To Press Freedom In Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The celebration of Press Freedom Day by Jordan's UNESCO office by means of a debate on this year's theme of access to information revealed the gap that exists between Jordan's public position and the reality.

A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part II

Justin Curmi | Posted 04.23.2017 | Politics
Justin Curmi

If a person is unaware of his or her rights, they will be doomed to laws that establish religions, prevent religious expression, limits free speech and press, and the right for people to protest peaceably.

Happy Net Neutrali-versary!

Craig Aaron | Posted 02.26.2017 | Technology
Craig Aaron

We showed last year that organized people can still beat organized money. We showed that creative campaigns can counteract corporate cash. We showed that we should never settle for Washington's narrow definition of what's possible.

The ‘Journalism Registry’ Bill Isn’t The Only Bad Media Legislation Of The New Year

The Columbia Journalism Review | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Media

You might have heard this week about the looniest media-related legislative proposal of the new year: A measure in South Carolina to create a “respo...

Taliban Attack On Afghan TV Employees Widely Condemned

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A deadly Taliban attack on a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest TV station drew widespread condemnation on Th...

Suicide Bomb In Afghan Capital Targets Journalists, Kills Seven People

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a minibus carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven emplo...

Jailed Journalists In Turkey Say Arrest Aimed At Gagging Press

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

Two jailed Turkish editors, accused of spying and helping a terrorist group, have told Reuters in a faxed message from prison that their arrest was de...

GOP Rep. Wants Government To Register Journalists

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media

A South Carolina state representative who once introduced legislation to replace federal paper currency with gold and silver coins wants the governmen...

Moroccan Journalist Is Released After 10 Months In Prison

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan investigative journalist was released from prison Sunday after serving a 10-month sentence for adultery in a case t...

Egypt To Try 6 Reporters For Allegedly Defaming Minister

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian prosecutor has referred six local journalists to trial for allegedly spreading "false news" that defamed the justice minist...

Polish Journalist Expelled From Russia In Tit-For-Tat Move

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia is expelling a Moscow correspondent for a leading Polish newspaper in a tit-for-tat move after a Russian reporter in Po...

US Military To Limit Media Access To Guantanamo Bay Prison

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

MIAMI (AP) — New limits are being imposed on media access to the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the commander of the mil...

Anti-ISIS Group Says 1 Of Its Journalists Killed In Syria

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian media activist group that reports on Islamic State group activities says that one of its journalists has been assassinated in...

Brother Of Iran-Held Reporter Delivers Petition For Release

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran since July 2014 delivered a petition to Iran's United Nations mission on ...

Egypt Extends Journalist's Detention By 15 Days

Al Jazeera English | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Media

Egypt has extended the detention of a journalist accused of "releasing false news aimed at spreading terror" and "joining a banned group" by 15 days p...

Freedom from Speech

Brian Rooney | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Brian Rooney

If you believe in free speech, don't go to college. What happened at the University of Missouri in Columbia this week shows that a lot of college students and even some of their faculty don't believe in the exchange of free speech and ideas anymore.