Freedom of the press

Flowers and candles are pictured as the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) gathers to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists at the SNP Square in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The Board called for justice in the murder of Jan Kuciak and all other murdered journalists. The bodies of 27-year-old Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were found Feb. 25, 2018 in their house in the town of Velka Maca. (Jakub Kotian/TASR via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 11:40 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An international press freedom group held a memorial Friday for slain Slovakian reporter Jan Kuciak to keep pressure on local authorities to solve his killing and to draw attention to crimes against journalists worldwide. The Vienna-based International Press Institute...
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FILE- In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo a Pittsburgh Police officer walks past the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and stars in Pittsburgh in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue. The social media site popular with far-right extremists and apparently used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, advertises as a haven for free-speech fans. As more mainstream sites have cracked down on hate speech and threats of violence, critics say Gab has become a breeding ground for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Their anger is all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights. The perpetrators of mass shootings often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies, but the...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they've been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker's Facebook page. The suit against Rep. Jim Walsh, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on...
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October 24, 2018 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A British court has barred a newspaper from revealing the name of a leading businessman accused of sexual harassment and racial abuse by employees. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday that it had been "gagged," and predicted the banning order would "renew controversy about the use of...
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FILE - This Feb.19, 2018 file photo shows the Presidential press rom inside the Elysee Palace, in Paris. France's Presidential Press Association has called Tuesday Oct.23, 2018 on President Emmanuel Macron to reconsider his decision to close the press room inside the presidential palace, an action that comes as the French leader faces declining popularity. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 23, 2018 - 9:02 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Presidential Press Association has called on President Emmanuel Macron to reconsider his decision to close the press room inside the presidential palace. In a statement Tuesday, the association that represents French and foreign media accredited with the presidency said the...
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Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., is greeted on stage by President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 21, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the U.S. needs a president who "celebrates the First Amendment," not one who "pretends that beating up a reporter is OK." Nebraska's Ben Sasse (sas) has frequently criticized President Donald Trump for what he considers Trump's uncivil rhetoric. Sasse has...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the Royal Society of Arts in London, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Sturgeon plans to set out an alternative to the Brexit choices outlined by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. Sturgeon said she believes "passionately in free speech" but declares she "would not be part of any process that...
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October 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and...
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A bird sits by a Saudi Arabia's flag on the roof top of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished after he walked into the consulate on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 15, 2018 - 10:59 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6 p.m. A joint Saudi-Turkish team has entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to search it, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of...
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Representatives from major media associations displays the letter before hand in to express their concerns to Hong Kong's government has refused renew the work visa of a foreign journalist outside government headquarter in Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Hong Kong government has refused to renew the work visa of Victor Mallet, a senior editor of the Financial Times, in what human rights activists say is the latest sign of a deteriorating human rights situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 08, 2018 - 4:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong journalist groups have expressed dismay over the government's refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times editor. Representatives from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong Journalists Association and other journalism advocacy groups gathered at the...
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