Freedom of the press

December 04, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the Har-ber Herald could republish its months-long...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file picture a man shows the last printed edition of Nepszabadsag during a demonstration organized to express solidarity with Hungarian political daily Nepszabadsag in Budapest, Hungary. The owners of a vast majority of Hungary’s pro-government media outlets are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate. The Central European Press and Media Foundation’s assets will include cable news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports newspapers, all of Hungary’s county newspapers and numerous magazines, among others. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, file )
November 28, 2018 - 4:43 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The owners of a vast majority of Hungary's pro-government media outlets said Wednesday they are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate. The Central European Press and Media Foundation's assets will include cable news channels...
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FILE - This April 18, 2011, file photo shows author Ron Chernow at his home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The White House Correspondents’ Association has announced that author Ron Chernow will speak at its annual dinner in April. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)
November 19, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer following the pushback over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump...
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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials. He found that Acosta was “irreparably harmed” and dismissed the government’s argument that CNN could send another reporter in Acosta’s place to cover the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 6:55 p.m. CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately...
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WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson poses for a photograph in Reykjavik, Iceland on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Hrafnsson says that the news that Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, faces unspecified charges in the United States is a “black day for journalism.” (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
November 16, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Academics, civil rights lawyers and journalists worry that an attempt by the United States to put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars could damage the free speech protections provided by the First Amendment. The prospect of such a prosecution became a lot more concrete when Assange's name...
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CNN's Jim Acosta walks into federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, to attend a hearing on legal challenge against President Donald Trump's administration. Trump's administration contends it has "broad discretion" to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of Acosta's "hard pass." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 15, 2018 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing...
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Journalists stage a protest in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.Italian journalists have protested across the country against insults from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement. Journalists gathered in piazzas in regional capitals Tuesday to protest statements by the 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and another prominent official labeling journalists ‘’prostitutes,’’ ‘’jackals,’’ and ‘’intellectually and morally corrupt.’’ Protesters called the attacks a risk to democracy and said they aimed to sound the alarm over ‘’a political philosophy that is emerging around the globe,’’ scapegoating journalists. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 13, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's leaders sought to affirm their commitment to a free press Tuesday after journalists protested around the country against insults emanating from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement. Journalists gathered in piazzas in regional capitals to protest statements by 5-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a standup before a new conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 13, 2018 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of his pass to enter the White...
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Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian speaks to media after his press conference at the Tai Kwun venue in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financial Times to enter the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. A Hong Kong arts venue has canceled the appearance at a literary festival of exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian, known for his novels criticizing China's ruling Communist Party.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2018 - 12:26 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow a Financial Times editor to enter Hong Kong have reignited concern about freedom of expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. A last-minute decision Friday to reinstate the literary event...
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CNN journalist Abby Phillip asks President Donald Trump a question as he speaks with reporters before departing for France on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 09, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that a White House-released video depicting contact between a staffer and a CNN reporter wasn't altered, and he seemingly threatened to revoke the White House press credentials of more reporters. Trump insisted that the video distributed by...
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