More Press Freedom Articles

  • Explosion targets journalist's car in Cameroon

    DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The Committee to Project Journalists says an explosion destroyed the car of a journalist in Cameroon who had been warned by the government to be careful over his coverage of security forces. The group said Thursday that Denis Nkwebo, editor of the daily newspaper Le...

  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move...

  • U.S. asks Russia to help free American journalist in Ukraine

    The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of an American journalist reportedly being detained by pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to help secure his release.

  • Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine on Monday. One Belarusian and two Italian journalists were stopped by gunmen as they reported in the city of Slovyansk, which has been occupied by pro-Russia...

  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85. He had been hospitalized with respiratory problems since March 12 and died...

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy

    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country. The English-language news website Phuketwan posted a story last...

  • White House defends closed press Obama moment of silence

    The White House on Tuesday downplayed the controversy over media access to President Obama, who will hold a moment of silence to mark the Boston Marathon bombing anniversary in the Oval Office without the press.

  • Pulitzer for NSA coverage echoes tradition in news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence. Revelations about the NSA's secret collection of information...

  • Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan journalist was freed Monday, eight days after she was kidnapped by masked men in front of her house. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres told a news conference that 3,000 people had been hunting for Nairobi Pinto, chief correspondent for the...

  • 2 Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria go free

    MADRID (AP) — Two Spanish journalists freed after being held hostage for more than six months in Syria by a rogue al-Qaida group returned home Sunday to an emotional welcome from friends and colleagues. Veteran reporter Javier Espinosa, Middle East bureau chief of El Mundo newspaper, and...

  • West Texas county judge restricts interviews

    SNYDER, Texas (AP) — A West Texas county judge is restricting his availability for interviews as tensions escalated between him and the local daily newspaper. The Snyder Daily News (http://bit.ly/1huASXE) reports Scurry County Judge Ricky Fritz is refusing to answer questions about whether...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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