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Stories with subject: Freedom of the press
  • Watchdog: Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:26 am

    CAIRO - Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

  • Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:25 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.

  • Teen pleads guilty to helping friend join Islamic State story has video
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:47 pm

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A 17-year-old who otherwise would have been graduating with honors from high school this week instead pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism charges for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.

  • Czech writer, anti-communist dissident Ludvik Vaculik dies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 4:10 pm

    PRAGUE - Ludvik Vaculik, an author, journalist and anti-communist dissident whose "Two Thousand Words" manifesto became a key document of the 1968 Prague Spring reform movement that contributed to the Kremlin's decision to invade Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 88.

  • Trending: Texas Supreme Court judge named 'Tweeter Laureate' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 7:26 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Before adjourning the 2015 legislative session, Texas became the first state in the country to name a "Tweeter Laureate." It's not a star quarterback or a pop star, but a state Supreme Court justice.