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Op-Ed: Is press freedom really on the slide in the US?

In a thought-provoking report published annually by Reporters Without Borders, findings ranked freedom of press in the United States at 46 in 2014, falling 13 places from last year’s ranking.
In the Media by Scott Sawitz - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Update- Reporters Without Borders: U.S. ranks 46 in press freedom

Sydney - The freedom of the press is looking like a mere buzz phrase like never before, according to Reporters without Borders. The U.S., inventor of the idea of press freedom, now ranks an abysmal 46th regarding the freedom of its own press.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Former F.B.I agent faces prison for bomb plot leak to AP reporter

Washington - Just nine days before his arrest in Indiana on child pornography charges, a former F.B.I. Agent “illegally” leaked classified information about a failed Al-Qaeda plot to the Associated Press, the Justice Department revealed Monday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 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

Africa: Press watchdog urges John Kerry to discuss press freedom

Addis Ababa - An international press freedom group is calling on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out on behalf of press freedom when he meets with leaders in Africa this week.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Mocking Sarkozy not a crime, says European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg - In a judgement issued yesterday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has over-ruled an earlier decision of a French court which resulted in a man who had mocked former French President Nicolas Sarkozy being given a suspended fine of €30.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Organized crime succeeding at suppressing media in Mexico

Saltillo - The Mexican newspaper Zócalo will stop publishing news about organized crime because of lack of "security guarantees" to exercise their journalistic work. Recent threats and killings of journalists are affecting the ability of media to report on crime.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Defying censorship, Chinese journalists strike for press freedom

For the first time in more than two decades, hundreds gathered with journalists outside one of China's most influential papers on Monday, staging a strike to protest the Communist Party’s censorship of press freedom.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Record number of journalists imprisoned globally in 2012

New York - The Committee to Protect Journalists survey for 2012 shows that the number of imprisoned journalists worldwide reached a record high. The CPJ has identified 232 journalists imprisoned in 2012. This is 53 more than in 2011.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Myanmar to allow publication of private daily newspapers

As part of its wide-ranging democratic reforms, the new government of Myanmar will start accepting applications from publishers who want to go into newspaper business starting February 2013.
In the Media by Leo Reyes
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