- At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age Updated: Mar-08-14 1:46 pm
- Vietnam sends blogger to prison for critical posts Updated: Mar-04-14 5:28 am
- Assailant hacks ex-Hong Kong editor with cleaver Updated: Feb-26-14 5:32 pm
- Ann Rule lawsuit against Seattle Weekly tossed Updated: Feb-26-14 4:26 pm
- AP chief urges governments to support free press Updated: Feb-24-14 12:20 pm
- Justice Dept. revises media rules Updated: Feb-21-14 8:55 pm
- Greek judge bans investigative TV show Updated: Feb-13-14 4:10 pm
- Watchdog: Past 2 years 'atrocious' for journalists Updated: Feb-12-14 5:40 pm
- Watchdog: Security measures hurt press freedom Updated: Feb-12-14 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
HANOI, Vietnam - A dissident blogger was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for posting online criticism of Vietnam's authoritarian government, drawing an immediate rebuke from the United States.
HONG KONG - The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose abrupt dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom is in critical condition after being hacked Wednesday by an assailant with a meat cleaver, police said.
SEATTLE - A judge has thrown out true-crime author Ann Rule's defamation lawsuit against a weekly Seattle newspaper, finding that an article accusing her of "sloppy storytelling" constitutes protected free speech.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand of its intention to do so.
ATHENS, Greece - A Greek judge on Thursday banned a leading private TV station from airing an investigative report into a deadly migrant boat accident, claiming it could compromise the secrecy of the ongoing official investigation.
UNITED NATIONS - The past two years have seen an "absolutely atrocious" number of killings and incarcerations of journalists, with Syria the deadliest place to work and Turkey the number one jailer, a press freedom advocacy group said Wednesday.
PARIS - Zealous efforts to protect national security have taken a toll on press freedom in the last year, above all in the United States, a media watchdog said Wednesday.