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Aug 19, 2014

News Corporation's marriage of convenience with the Press Council looks shaky

Attacks on the Press Council reflect the conveniently shifting opinions of news media publishers to the political environment rather than fundamental questions of press freedom Continue reading..... #News Corporation Limited #Fairfax Media #Australia

Aug 18, 2014

SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit

(AP) -- Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project. Documents provided The Associated Press through the ... #South Carolina #Army Corps of Engineers #Charleston, SC

Aug 23, 2014

Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

(AP) -- Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. That deed on July 23, 1944, was Madeleine Riffaud's summons to Pari... #Europe #Paris

Aug 17, 2014

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation Presidents support for press freedom called hypocritical Continue reading..... #Central Intelligence Agency #Barack Obama #James Risen #United States #Eric Holder

Aug 25, 2014

ACLU challenges Oklahoma over first amendment violation in execution

The Guardian and the Oklahoma Observer join ACLU in arguing the state acted unconstitutionally by drawing a screen during Clayton Lockett execution The secrecy imposed by the state of Oklahoma over the botched execution of Clayton Lockett is being ch... #American Civil Liberties Union #Oklahoma #United States

Aug 17, 2014

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation Presidents support for press freedom called hypocritical Continue reading..... #Central Intelligence Agency #Barack Obama #James Risen #United States #Eric Holder

Aug 19, 2014

Champion: It's time to forget about Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, says he will "soon" leave his refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, but not when. He says he is sick, but won't say in what way. He says he should be "freed," yet he is a captive by choice. If Assange is se... #Iraq #Afghanistan #London #United Kingdom #Ecuador #Wikileaks #Julian Assange

Aug 17, 2014

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation Presidents support for press freedom called hypocritical The New York Times reporter James Risen, who faces jail over his refusal to reveal a source and testify against a former CIA age... #Central Intelligence Agency #Barack Obama #Maureen Dowd #James Risen #New York Times Company #United States #Eric Holder

Aug 11, 2014

Opinion: The American lie about genocide

At a press conference last Thursday, Ed Henry of Fox News asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a straightforward question about President Barack Obama's decision to authorize force against the Islamic State: "Is preventing a genocide in Ame... #Washington, D.C. #Syria #Iraq #White House #Barack Obama #Darfur #Ed Henry #Myanmar #Congo #Teddy Roosevelt

Aug 09, 2014

Kerry presses Myanmar on democratic reform

(AP) -- To improve relations with the United States, Myanmar must make progress in its democratic transition and halt what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the country's le... #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Myanmar #Thein Sein #Asean