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Stories with subject: Freedom of the press
  • Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:34 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.

  • Kansas student newspaper sues administrators 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 6:27 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kansas - The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student Senate.

  • Missouri bill aimed at block censorship of student reporters 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:48 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker is touting a bill he said will protect the state's student journalists from censorship, written in part as a response to a recent confrontation between a University of Missouri assistant professor and a student videographer during protests on campus.

  • Critics: Colorado 'outsourced' campaign finance enforcement 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 6:05 pm

    DENVER - Tammy Holland says she just wanted to get her rural Colorado neighbors to read up on a school board election when she took out newspaper ads last September that listed the candidates and criticized some of the board's votes.

  • Lawmaker: Backlash on reporter registry bill made point 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 6:16 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina legislator whose journalism registry proposal touched off a media firestorm said Monday he never actually wanted to require reporters to register with the state, but the instant backlash made his point.

  • Judge agrees to narrow order over leaked information 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 5:48 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - A federal judge on Friday agreed to narrow his order that required scores of people involved in a corporate bankruptcy to disclose under oath whether they had talked to reporters for the Bloomberg news service who were covering the case.

  • Moroccan journalist is released after 10 months in prison 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 9:58 am

    RABAT, Morocco - A Moroccan investigative journalist was released from prison Sunday after serving a 10-month sentence for adultery in a case that rights groups described as politically driven.

  • Virginia, Missouri limit media access at state Capitols story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 4:53 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - For decades, reporters in Virginia have been allowed to sit on the Senate floor so they could fully see the arm-twisting and other interactions between lawmakers. That suddenly changed this week: Media arrived to find their work tables removed, with security guards telling them they would be relegated to an upstairs visitors' gallery.