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U.S. Supreme Court case expands political clout of wealthy elite

On April 2, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision upholding the legality of limits to the overall amount a single person can donate to candidates, political parties, and committees.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi

Facebook to get rid of gun-themed pages?

Facebook executives are currently debating a huge policy change that could bring an end to all gun-themed pages on the social media website.
In the Media by Alex Allen

Op-Ed: Islamists hate free speech Special

Istanbul - Turkey's Islamist government are enforcing new Internet restrictions and persecutes journalists, prosecutors, freedom protesters, and even police.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 18 comments

FBI calls half of populace with 9/11 doubts potential terrorists

A Department of Justice memo instructs local police, under a program named "communities against terrorism," to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 18 comments

New law stifles free expression in the Gambia

Banjul - Critics are claiming an amendment to a Gambian Internet law will stifle free expression in the tiny West African dictatorship.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Anti-war-on-terror group's free speech challenged in Ottawa

Ottawa - On September 18th, the Ottawa Transit Commission will meet to decide whether or not an anti-war, pro-civil liberties group, currently running ads on 300 buses in Ottawa, will be allowed to continue to air their message.

Op-Ed: Solidarity sing along, peaceful protesters arrested for singing

About 2 years ago, Wisconsin elected a new governor. Governor Walker took office in January of 2011. A month later he introduced a new budget that would change certain rules and could cause many people to lose their jobs.
In the Media by Nichole Childers

Kokesh arrested over July video, says possible charge of sedition

UPDATE: Stewart Rhodes, President of Oathkeepers, has issued a statement criticizing the government response to Kokesh, which also criticizes Mr. Kokesh.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez

Op-Ed: Renewed perils for free expression in Turkey

Istanbul - In November 2012 the deteriorating conditions for reporting news led to a delegation of writers meeting in Istanbul. Now, as widely reported, the media's coverage of so far peaceful protests is now at a crisis.
In the Media by Robert G Cope - 17 comments

Author investigated for calling Portuguese President ‘a clown'

Lisbon - Portugal's Attorney General has opened an investigation after celebrated author, Miguel Sousa Tavares, called Portugal’s head of state, President Silva, a clown in an interview. The author’s remarks could see him facing a three year jail term.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Government's Criminalization of Police-Tapings

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling refusing to hear the Illinois state government’s appeal of a court...
Nov 28, 2012 by Rabeh Soofi - 1 comment

My life, my death, my choice

A report last August that a man from Virginia had topped himself by … erm … untopping himself caused me to exclaim:...
Aug 18, 2012 by Barry Duke

What’s up with Facebook?

Because of my conservative views, some liberal must have complained, and for several months I have tried to sign in to...
May 8, 2012 by Cybercorrespondent - 3 comments

Freedom of Information / Media Freedom at risk - STOP THE SECRECY BILL!

FREEDOM TO KNOW! Freedom of Information / Media Freedom at risk - STOP THE SECRECY BILL! Support YOUR RIGHT TO...
Sep 16, 2011 by Lizette De Klerk - 2 comments


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