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Obama Press Freedom

Obama Salutes Journalists Working In Repressive Countries

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is saluting journalists working in countries that repress freedom, saying a free press is under attack in m...

President Obama Pushes For Greater Press Freedom In Myanmar, China

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.14.2015 | Media

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed for greater freedoms Friday for reporters in Myanmar and China while defending the balance he ...

Journalism Is Under Attack, And Not Just In Ferguson

Noa Yachot | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Noa Yachot

It is not a great time to be a journalist in America.

Journalism Groups Want Obama To Stop These Frustrating Practices

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media

Journalists called on President Obama on Tuesday to end practices that limit their communication with federal agencies. Thirty-eight journalism an...

AP Chief Sends Urgent Message

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, ...

NY Times Editor: Obama Crackdown Has Created 'Freeze' On Reporting

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media

New York Times editor Jill Abramson once again condemned the Obama administration's crackdown on leaks, saying that the government's treatment of Edwa...

Top Editor Attacks Obama Over Press Freedom

ProPublica | Paul Steiger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media

Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalis...

Obama's Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

When President Obama presented legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, it was impossible not to detect a ...