More Press Freedom Articles

  • 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...

  • UN body notes upward trend in journalist killings

    PARIS (AP) — The UN body monitoring press freedoms says instabilities associated with the Arab Spring have contributed to a spike in the number of journalists killed in recent years. In a report published Tuesday, UNESCO says 430 journalists were killed between 2007 and 2012. In 2012, UNESCO...

  • Egypt Al-Jazeera trial resumes March 31

    CAIRO (AP) — A defense lawyer in Egypt's trial of three journalists and 17 others has cross-examined a witness over his analysis of footage shot by the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English that the prosecution says undermines national security. The footage wasn't seen in Monday's session. But...

  • Iraq papers protest killing of well-known reporter

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi newspapers have not printed Sunday's edition to protest the killing the previous day of a well-known radio journalist by a guard of the country's Kurdish president. The strike was called for by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate just hours after the death of Radio Free...

  • Vietnam state-run paper fined for critical article

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government has fined a state-run newspaper 40 million dong ($1,900) for an article that said four of history's most famous communist leaders were also among the "most notorious dictators," state media said Friday. The online version of Law and Society was fined...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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