"Governments realize that they are in an existential battle over who controls information."
Plus two more topics to howl about...
Either everybody gets to enjoy journalistic freedom, or it will turn into glorified public relations work for the powers-that-be.
In a significant threat to the free press, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces decades in federal prison for leaking classified documents.
The newspaper wrongly implies that press freedom is limited to "real" journalists.
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Imagine a world in which media outlets were unable or afraid to post video of police and other authorities acting reprehensibly.
The case drew national outrage from press freedom groups, who called the prosecution excessive and a threat to journalism.
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel fought Saudi censorship to make his new documentary, The Dissident.
Contrary to what the judge who blocked his extradition implied, the Espionage Act does not include an exception for "responsible" journalism.
The fear that harsh federal jail conditions will lead to Assange’s suicide is the only reason he won’t face espionage charges in the U.S.
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
Another blow to the country's few remaining independent news outlets
Judge Orders Federal Officers in Portland To Stop Harassing and Assaulting Journalists and Legal Observers
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon reminds the feds that they are bound by the First Amendment.
The lawsuit is the latest in a string of frivolous suits the president's reelection campaign has filed against media outlets.
If Bloomberg's Arrogance Worries You, His Weaselly Positions on Presidential Power Won't Reassure You
The presidential candidate reserves the right to wage unauthorized wars, kill Americans in foreign countries, prosecute journalists, and selectively flout the law.
Trump has long complained that libel laws need to be loosened to allow more lawsuits against media outlets.
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Episode 10 of Free Speech Rules, a video series by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh
Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro attacks the press using the same justification the U.S. used to charge Julian Assange.
We raised over $370,000 from more than 1,300 donors. Incredible.
"CNN is the mother of fake news," reads the introduction to Nunes' new lawsuit.
“If the Court is serious about protecting freedom of expression, we should grant review.”
DART police officer Stephanie Branch illegally arrested Avi Adelman after he defied her unlawful orders to stop photographing paramedics treating an overdose.
Most respondents, especially millennials, favored viewpoint-based censorship, suppression of "hurtful or offensive" speech in certain contexts, and legal penalties for wayward news organizations.
Appeals Court Rejects Qualified Immunity Claim by Dallas Transit Cop Who Arrested a Photographer for Taking Pictures
Officer Stephanie Branch arrested Avi Adelman for criminal trespass even though he was not doing anything illegal.
Even as the senator calls Donald Trump a press-bullying authoritarian, he threatens press freedom in the name of preserving "independent" media.
Every Democrat in the Senate Supports a Constitutional Amendment That Would Radically Curtail Freedom of Speech
The Democracy for All Amendment aims to mute some voices so that others can be heard.
The Dismissal of Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit Shows There's a Difference Between Unfair Press Coverage and Libel
While the teenager has a legitimate beef about coverage of his encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips, that doesn't mean he has a legal cause of action.
Superior Court Judge Rochelle East says the warrant violated California law.
The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
The move is an assault on the First Amendment.
Actions speak louder than words. Trump 's labeling of the media as "the enemy of the people" is bad, but he's not breaking into reporters' homes to find leakers. That's what the San Francisco Police Department did.
The chief and the union square off over who arranged what was likely an illegal search.
New Julian Assange Indictment Crushes the Hopes of Journalists Who Thought Their Press Passes Would Save Them
Don't believe the Justice Department when it reassures journalists that the WikiLeaks founder is uniquely guilty of violating the Espionage Act.
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Under the government's theory in some of the charges, any reporter who knowingly prints certain kinds of government secrets could equally be prosecuted.
It's not just the right to report that's under attack. It's also your right to be informed.
Chelsea Manning Faces $1,000-a-Day Fines, Was Imprisoned Again Yesterday After Refusing to Testify for Grand Jury
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Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.