March 19, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter
SEOUL, South Korea — International journalists’ organizations are criticizing the status of press freedom in South Korea after the country’s ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with South Korean nationality over what it claimed was a “borderline traitorous” article insulting President Moon Jae-in, resulting in threats to the reporter’s safety.
February 22, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
An Arizona officer threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist. She wasn’t backing down.
When a small-town Arizona officer stopped a 12-year-old reporter who was chasing down a story tip on Monday, he probably had no idea what he was getting himself into...
February 19, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
Justice Clarence Thomas criticizes landmark Supreme Court press freedom ruling
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized a landmark press freedom case on Tuesday, calling for a new look at the rule that public figures cannot successfully sue for libel unless they can demonstrate that a statement was made with actual malice.
The court ruled in the 1964 case of New York Times v. Sullivan that a public figure must prove a defamatory statement was made "with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not." The case was brought by a county official in Alabama who claimed he was defamed by an advertisement in the paper criticizing police response to the civil rights movement...
February 13, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
Press freedom “fragile” in Europe, says new report
Press freedom in Europe is “more fragile now” than at any time since the end of the Cold War, with journalists in Europe facing increased hostility and violence, according to a new report published on Wednesday...
February 7, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
CNN’s Jim Acosta Visits UVA to Discuss Freedom of the Press and Politics
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The future of politics and the press was under examination at the University of Virginia Thursday evening.
CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose confrontations with President Trump have gone viral and led him to be temporarily banned from the White House, spoke with community members about the state of the press during the current administration...
February 3, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
Washington Post airs Super Bowl ad honoring journalists, press freedom
The Washington Post on Sunday aired its first Super Bowl advertisement, a one-minute long compilation of historic images and clips meant to signify the role of journalists.
The ad, which was narrated by actor Tom Hanks, aired during the fourth quarter of the contest between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams...
January 29, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
‘Bullying journalists is not Presidential’: Fox News anchor berates Trump for tweets
WASHINGTON – After President Donald Trump leveled a rare Twitter attack against Fox News – a network he normally praises for its favorable coverage of him – one of the conservative channel's anchors lambasted the president for "bullying journalists."...
January 10, 2019 | Freedom of the Press
Lawmakers mark 100 days since Khashoggi’s death with press freedom event
Lawmakers gathered Thursday to mark 100 days since the disappearance of slain Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and underscore the important of the freedom of the press.
Democrats and Republicans delivered remarks at a press freedom event at the Capitol, decrying Khashoggi's murder and calling for accountability. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the journalist's killing "an atrocity and an affront to humanity."...
November 18, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Merkley resolution urges Senate to stand up for freedom of press
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced a strongly worded resolution Thursday calling for the Senate to stand up for freedom of the press in America and around the world...
November 16, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Julian Assange charge raises fears about press freedom
The disclosure that federal prosecutors have brought an unidentified criminal charge against Julian Assange…
November 16, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta’s press pass
CNN's Jim Acosta has returned to his post at the White House following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass…
November 15, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Kill newspaper’s free speech lawsuit against us, Middletown officials ask U.S. judge
Middletown officials are urging a federal judge to dismiss a freedom of speech lawsuit filed against them by the Press & Journal newspaper...
November 14, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Trump v CNN: lawsuit becomes test case on press freedom
Donald Trump and several of his top aides were accused of violating…
October 23, 2018 | Freedom of the Press
Pence vows US response to Khashoggi death: Those responsible will be held accountable
Vice President Pence on Tuesday vowed the U.S. would respond to the "brutal murder" of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it an "assault on a free and independent press."