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Prominent Americans Oppose Prosecution and Extradition of Assange

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Prominent authors, academics, lawyers, whistleblower activists have signed on to a strongly worded statement condemning "efforts to fraudulently criminalize the legitimate journalism of Julian Assange."

Magnitsky and Russia's Opportunity Cost

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Lawlessness has been working out pretty well for Putin -- when courts don't work, and when the investigators are specialized in inventing cases rather than solving crimes, the Kremlin becomes the ultimate arbiter in the system.

Reporter's Notebook: Breaking the Gag

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

Somewhere in Europe, Sonya Mousa is breathing a sigh of relief. Or so I'm guessing. I've never met or spoken with Sonya Mousa. But, last week when I...

A Journalism Lesson from King Abdullah's University of Science & Technology

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

KAUST is the first university in Saudi Arabia to allow a mixed-gender environment. This has triggered a 'showdown' between the press and a senior member of the clergy.

Kazakhstan's Human Rights Drop Through the Floor

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

I fear that we might just see exactly how many barrels of oil a given dictator needs to export in order to flaunt the law.

Israel Blocks Reporters From Gaza War Zone

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EREZ CROSSING, Israel — Israel scrapped arrangements Monday to allow the first foreign reporters into the Gaza Strip since the military launched...

Mayor Bloomberg Does It Again

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

I must protest -- even at the risk of having my press credential arbitrarily and summarily revoked -- the latest undemocratic decision by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Congo: "The World Cannot Look Away"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) released a statement today warning, "journalists in Democratic Republic of Congo are facing extreme danger."

AP Hanoi Bureau Chief Arrested, Beaten (VIDEO)

AP/Ed+Pub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The AP reports: BANGKOK, Thailand -- An Associated Press reporter in Vietnam was punched, choked and hit over the head with a camera by police who de...

Louisiana's Landrieu Dogs FEMA and Protects Fourth Estate

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

As a journalist who works regularly in Africa, I take press freedoms pretty seriously.

Caught On Camera: GOP Tosses Journalist

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Republicans in Minnesota have grown increasingly belligerent in keeping journalist video and audio equipment out of Republican events. The latest incident was nevertheless caught on tape.