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Jul 04, 2014

Freedom of the press came of age in NYC

Hamm: July 4 marks not only the day 13 colonies declared their independence, but also the birth of a new political system. And as every American knows, the right to criticize those in power is indispensable to our representative democracy...

Jul 25, 2014

Dobie: Why don't all drivers take the 'E-Z' way?

I have a bifurcated relationship with lines. I accept them when they're unavoidable. And I avoid them whenever I can. Some things I don't mind waiting on line for -- like a great roller-coaster ride. But mostly I'm a devotee of Brazilian novelist Pau... #Connecticut #Paulo Coelho

Jul 13, 2014

David Davis' devastating attack on our loss of privacy: This data law has nothing to do with catching terrorists - and everything to do with a lust for power

The last time the main parties got together in a closed room, we were on the edge of abandoning 300 years of press freedom. This time our privacy is under threat, writes DAVID DAVIS... #Connecticut #Paulo Coelho

Jul 30, 2014

Iran urged to release detained Washington Post journalist

Jason Rezaian, who has Iranian and US citizenship, was held last week along with his Iranian wife and an American couple Iran is facing mounting pressure to release the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran , who was arrested more than a week ago... #Iran #Tehran #Washington Post Company

Jul 28, 2014

US surveillance threatens press freedom, rights groups say

Groups say large-scale surveillance making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously Continue reading..... #Iran #Tehran #Washington Post Company

Jul 12, 2014

Made-up stories, old photos: behold a free press lifting the lid on scandal

The Mail shouts about a free press, but used that freedom to run two celebrity stories that were either false or pointless The Daily Mail runs another resounding editorial: "Only a free press can lift the lid on scandal." Though a few dossiers short ... #Brad Pitt #George Clooney #National Enquirer #Angelina Jolie #William Hague

Jul 14, 2014

Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

(AP) -- The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her "sisters." Mal... #Taliban #Boko Haram

Jul 18, 2014

Ethiopian bloggers and journalists charged with terrorism

Seven bloggers for Zone Nine website and three journalists accused of plotting 'to destabilise nation' for having ties with outlawed Ginbot 7 group A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with ... #Ethiopia #Africa

Jul 28, 2014

U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday... #Ethiopia #Africa

Jul 04, 2014

Peter Grestes mother describes ordeal of visiting her son in Egyptian prison

Lois and Juris Greste's called their first meeting with their son since he was sentenced to seven years in jail an 'horrendous experience' The parents of Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste have visited their son in jail for the first time ... #Egypt #Australia #Cairo #Muslim Brotherhood