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Stories with subject: Freedom of the press
  • Photographers association seeks repeal of Atlanta ordinance 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:16 pm

    ATLANTA - A national organization that represents news photographers on Friday asked Atlanta's mayor to repeal a city ordinance it says is being used to stop news photographers from taking photos on public sidewalks.

  • Court upholds California law to control driving by paparazzi 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:44 pm

    LOS ANGELES - An appellate court ruled Wednesday that California's newest anti-paparazzi law aimed at curtailing reckless driving by photographers is constitutional and does not violate the First Amendment right to freedom of the press.

  • Media rights group says EU is too soft on Hungary story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:21 am

    BRUSSELS - An international press freedom group says the European Union has been too lenient in its treatment of media abuses in member state Hungary.

  • Wesleyan students push boycott of campus newspaper story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 12:56 pm

    MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut - At Wesleyan University, known for its liberal culture, a campaign to shut down the campus newspaper is coming from an unlikely source: its students.

  • EU calls on Thai gov't to allow critical voices to be heard 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:28 am

    BANGKOK - The European Union urged Thailand's military government on Thursday to respect freedom of speech and assembly as it prepares to draft a new constitution. The statement followed the temporary detention of two politicians and a prominent journalist who had criticized the junta.

  • 2 Al-Jazeera journalists pardoned, released in Egypt story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 7:19 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pardoned and released two Al-Jazeera English journalists Wednesday, ending a case that was widely condemned by human rights groups and had raised questions about Egypt's commitment to democracy and free speech.

  • Newseum displays freedom slogans in Chinese during Xi visit 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 4:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Washington's popular museum about news media is preparing an eye-catching welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping's high-profile state visit this week: large banners calling for his authoritarian government to respect human rights and press freedom.

  • Moroccan journalist on hunger strike, barred from leaving 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 11:00 am

    RABAT, Morocco - A Moroccan historian and journalist said Thursday he has gone on hunger strike after being banned from leaving the country because he is under investigation for harming the country's image.

  • Journalists from 4 countries to get Press Freedom Awards 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 11:36 pm

    NEW YORK - International journalists who have endured death threats, physical attacks and imprisonment or exile are to be honored with Press Freedom Awards.

  • Analysis: Singaporeans fall back on tried and tested party story has photos
    Updated: Sep-13-15 6:39 am

    SINGAPORE - Every four or five years, Singaporeans vote in general elections without ever asking the question: Which party can best run the government? That's a no-brainer. It's the same party that's been ruling the wealthy Southeast Asian city-state for a half-century. The questions most ask instead is how much voice should they give the opposition.

  • National security cited in crackdown on journalism worldwide 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 9:04 am

    BERLIN - The detention of three Vice News journalists in Turkey last month came with all-too-familiar charges of terror-related crimes. Similar allegations were leveled against three Al-Jazeera reporters convicted last year in Egypt of fabricating news to help the banned Muslim Brotherhood. So, too, against Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist found guilty of terrorism charges in 2012 after publishing a critical piece about the government.

  • Appeals court rejects suit by teacher fired over blog 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:35 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog, calling them "disengaged, lazy whiners" and "disobedient, disrespectful oafs," can't invoke free speech in suing to get her job back, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.