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Stories with subject: Freedom of the press
  • Winners announced in '14 OAPME newspaper contest 
    Updated: May-03-15 2:45 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Newspapers in Columbus, Youngstown, Elyria, Newark and Chillicothe were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

  • Court to weigh law barring false statements in campaigns 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:57 am

    BOSTON - When state Rep. Brian Mannal noticed flyers accusing him of putting the interests of sex offenders over families last year, the Barnstable Democrat saw more than just the rough and tumble of Massachusetts politics.

  • Obama salutes journalists working in repressive environments 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is saluting journalists working in countries that repress freedom, saying a free press is under attack in many places because governments want to avoid the truth.

  • Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Terrorists are targeting journalists, authoritarian governments are jailing them and some countries are tightening media controls, developments that help explain why global press freedom in 2014 fell to the lowest point in more than 10 years, a democracy watchdog group said Wednesday.

  • Minnesota officials defend camera ban for prison interviews 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 4:50 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton's administration defended its new ban on cameras for prison inmate interviews Wednesday, saying the policy change is meant to shield crime victims from harmful images of their assailants and remove the prospect of images circulating on the Internet as inmates make the transition back to everyday life.

  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 12:10 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media.

  • Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 12:19 am

    BEIJING - A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.

  • Court rules judge lacked authority over Yelp information 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 11:43 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia judge lacked authority to order the website Yelp to reveal the names of people who posted negative comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • First Amendment lawyer named co-director of Yale clinic 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 4:49 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - First Amendment lawyer David Schulz has been named co-director of Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.