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FreedomPop brings its offering of free mobile internet to Europe

From today, the mobile network provider FreedomPop is extending its completely free internet and phone access into Europe on a pilot program, initially in Belgium only.
In the Media by James Walker

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Op-Ed: Waterboarding is how Sarah Palin would baptize terrorists

Indianapolis - Never one to shy away from controversial one-liners, Sarah Palin made her latest gaffe at the 2014 National Rifle Association's Stand and Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

European Union passes law to protect internet access

Internet service providers may no longer be allowed to restrict access to European Union citizens; a ruling which may impact measures to prevent online piracy.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 8 comments

Hungary remembers 1956 Revolution against Soviet rule

Budapest - On this day 57 years ago, on October 23, 1956, an uprising began against Soviet rule by Hungarian students, joined by workers, teachers, and people from all walks of life, as well as all political stripes from monarchists to Marxists.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

New protests hit Turkey Special

Istanbul - New freedom protests hit Turkey as Prime Minister Erdogan continues to support Islamist policies and enforce censorship.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Op-Ed: T.S.A. expands duties beyond airport security

New York - Americans appear willing to live in a police state, subject to unconstitutional violations of rights by their own government in exchange for the mirage of security.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 2 comments

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Remnants of Western Canada's pioneers Special

Canada's frontier life was hard but filled with hope for the future. Compared to what was left behind in Europe, autocratic regimes, famine and war.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 9 comments

Turks protest for freedom Special

Istanbul - Protests that began earlier this week in Istanbul because of a park threatened by bulldozers have spread throughout Turkey as Turks call for the saving of democracy and not just trees.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

Free to Choose Network releases rare 1989 Ron Paul video on guns

A very young former Congressman Ron Paul discusses guns in this rare video from 1989, recently released by the Free to Choose Network.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Americans, let's stop and reflect a moment shall we?

America is facing some of the hardest times we have faced since the great depression. But honestly, is it really that bad? A moment of reflection reminds us that we are luckier than most.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 4 comments

18 sanctioned hairstyles North Korean women encouraged to choose

In a world where oppression is often discouraged, North Korea issues 18 approved and sanctioned hairstyles that women are encouraged to choose from. Men have only ten choices to choose from.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

Movieguide Awards spotlight values, faith and family

Universal City - In "It's a Wonderful Life," George Bailey shouts, "Families, I don't want the families over here," and then went full steam into a breakdown.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Photo Essay: Turkey Celebrates Freedom Special

Antalya - On October 29 every year, the Turkish people celebrate Republic Day and freedom. From Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir to Antalya, and even Van in the far east, students, families, and politicians gather to wave flags and remember Ataturk, Turkey's founder.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Condoleezza Rice delivers keynote to World Congress of Religions Special

Washington - On Saturday, December 1, Stanford professor and 66th Secretary of State for the United States, Condoleezza Rice delivered her keynote address at the World Congress of Religions 2012 conference in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC.
Digital Journal Report by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Nobel Peace Prize after 21 years

Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights but it took her 21 years to actually receive the award.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Torrent site says music industry most harmful to online freedom 

The music industry is under fire from torrent index isohunt. The site says the conglomerate labels are infringing on the freedoms of internet users.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 2 comments

Op-Ed: O' Khadr, some of us still remember you

Ottawa - Omar Khadr, convicted as a child and trialed as a murderer, is he forgotten today to the people of his home and native land?
In the Media by Tamara Tarchichi

Op-Ed: Has Obama lost the black vote?

One day in 1863, American blacks woke up to hear that a white Republican President had given them their freedom. Now, their descendants have woken up to hear a black Democratic President has taken theirs away. And everybody else's.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party given official go-ahead

Patience pays off, and Aung San Suu Kyi is an expert in that department. Twenty-two years after Myanmar's democracy leader was detained for participating in the presidential elections, she is to hit the election stage once again.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 1 comment

Egypt's Pain: Liberty Looks a Long Way Off

The turmoil in Egypt is set to continue, with the protests arising in the last few days now turning violent. Reports have been made stating up to 13 people have been confirmed dead.
In the Media by Jesse Rutigliano

Thousands gather for Pongu Tamil in Toronto urging freedom Special

Toronto - Thousands of Tamils, alongside Canadian officials, gathered at Queen's Park outside of the Ontario Legislature for Pongu Tamil (Tamil Uprising). Supporters called for social justice, human rights and Tamil independence in Sri Lanka.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 8 comments

Libyan rebels capture port city of Brega, oil terminal seized

Libyan rebels have captured the eastern port city of Brega particularly its industrial area Saturday after gaining control of the residential areas last week.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 11 comments

Aung San Suu Kyi testing democratic space in Myanmar

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to make her first political appearance Sunday outside of Myanmar's capital city of Yangon.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Myanmar democracy icon Suu Kyi holds talks with nation's leaders

For the first time since her release from years of detention, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's democracy campaigner, is holding talks with newly -formed Myanmar government represented by Aung Kyi, the country's Labor Minister.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Actress Michelle Yeoh blacklisted in Myanmar for her Suu Kyi role

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who is playing a key role in a film about democracy icon Ang San Suu Kyi, was deported by Myanmar authorities on the same day she arrived in the country.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Filipinos worldwide celebrate 113 years of independence

Manila - Thousands of Filipinos from all over the world join their fellow countrymen as they celebrate the Philippines' 113th year of independence on Sunday, June 12.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco - 1 comment

Photo Essay: South Africa’s Freedom Day Special

Pretoria - Thousands thronged the South African capital’s historic Church Street, some climbing into trees, to get a glimpse of President Jacob Zuma during Freedom Day celebrations. The country recalled 17 years of democracy and the end of apartheid.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments
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Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent, F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela worked tirelessly for a democratic South Africa and remains the nation's symbol.
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Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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A group of students peacefully celebrate with flags in Turkey
A group of students peacefully celebrate with flags in Turkey
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, California
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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A typical school bus
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A typical school bus
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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A glance from the Freedom Day parade  with bikers  security men and the president at far left.
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A glance from the Freedom Day parade, with bikers, security men and the president at far left.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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