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Stories with subject: Freedom of the press
  • Kansas Regents stick with social media policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:44 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents will consider adding language on free speech to its social media policy, but will not fundamentally change the rules, following criticism that the policy gives administrators too much power to fire or discipline employees for postings on Twitter and other outlets.

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:28 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access.

  • Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:43 am
  • WASHINGTON - The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad.

  • Clarification: Media Shield Law story 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 24, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the media shield legislation at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets conference on the press, government and national security. The story should have made clear that it was the George Polk Awards conference hosted by The New York Times.

  • Fond du Lac High School censorship rule under fire 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:22 pm
  • FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin - A new policy at Fond du Lac High School that allows administrators to oversee student publications is drawing criticism and sparking a free speech debate - and several English teachers are asking the school district to rethink the rules.

  • Ukraine nationalist antics seen as gift to Russia 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:49 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - When state-owned Ukrainian TV broadcast celebrations of Russia's annexation of Crimea on Moscow's Red Square, a group of nationalist politicians cried betrayal. They burst into the office of the channel's executive, accused him of being a Russian stooge, punched him and forced him to sign a resignation letter.