freedom of press

The Illinois General Assembly has passed a bill that is headed to the governor's desk.
The repression in Bahrain is part of a larger policy of crushing dissent that the Bahraini government has followed since 2011, when hundreds of thousands joined a popular uprising demanding freedom and democracy.
Others to fall foul of his sensitivities include a former Miss Turkey winner, who is facing a possible jail term for allegedly
"So in principle that is also an avenue that might be pursued but that is the prerogative of the head of state when he deems
Recent events reminded me of his advice to use creativity to change the world, to be a cultural provocateur.
Bosnia's Muslim leadership answers without ambiguity. We have to worry more about those who would appoint themselves to defend God against presumed insult than those purportedly committing the offense.
Turkish police raided media outlets and detained journalists nationwide on Sunday in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him. The detentions came days after the government-sponsored bill was signed into law that made it possible to arrest suspects based on "reasonable doubt."
Far more than being simply a source for news and current events, newspapers and other mass media outlets provide a voice for the people as well as a place where officials can be held accountable and questioned by any and all citizens.
The term "spring offensive" may be out of favor in the media, but more than 50 organizations endorsed a forum this past Friday with some of the media's best known editorial heavyweights, to discuss the most serious crisis journalistic freedom has faced in decades.
Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.
On December 3rd in 1831, freewheeling author Anne Royall launched the nation's first muckraking newspaper in Washington, D.C., forever changing the state of journalism. We need Anne Royall's journalistic chutzpah today, more than ever.
At some point we have to ask ourselves: What are the costs for our increasing proclivity towards escapism in our social and news media?
When a government becomes invisible, it becomes unaccountable. To expose its lies, errors, and illegal acts is not treason, it is a moral responsibility. Leaks become the lifeblood of the Republic.
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Is some unhealthy editorial agenda at work here? The future of climate change reporting in the WSJ should allow us to answer that question.
The ideal of freedom of the press, so crucial to democracy, is upheld only when its practitioners willingly challenge the so-called "facts" of the powerful. Give us a watchdog press willing to bite the hand that feeds it, not a lapdog that snaps up all the little treats fed to it by its masters.
How can a westerner begin to understand what life is like in such a country as Belarus? By reading Eric Almeida's gripping political thriller, Minsk Rises.
Last week, the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed after printing a controversial cartoon of the Muslim