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2011-09-16 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) and Focus on the Family have submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations Inc. arguing that the FCC's regulations against indecent material aired on broadcast TV are constitutional. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Of the brief Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said: "We urge the U.S. Supreme...

2011-07-26 16:00:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help set the stage for one of the world's most prestigious human rights events--presented by literary and human rights organization PEN American Center--GlobalWorks Group was selected to create a documentary on Nasrin Sotoudeh, a writer, lawyer and leader of the women's and children's rights movement in Iran, where she was sentenced this past January to 11 years in prison for, among other things, "acting against national security." "We were...

2011-06-10 11:26:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv was chosen as host city for the 64th World Newspaper Congress to take place in 2012. The decision was released by the Executive Committee of the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA) during a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. Christoph Riess, the CEO of WAN-INFRA, uttered his delight that Kyiv would host the 2012 Congress noting that Ukrainian press still faces difficulties when it comes...

2011-05-03 12:03:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters and editors working on stories related to World Press Freedom Day may arrange an interview with Mark Hamrick, President of the National Press Club. Today, May 3 marks the first time in its 18 year history that World Press Freedom Day has been held in the United States. The venue for the events is the National Press Club, the World's Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. (Logo:...

2011-04-27 09:31:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As World Press Freedom Day approaches next week, the National Press Club is drawing attention to the unacceptable frequency with which journalists in dozens of nations are imprisoned, abused, beaten or killed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "The National Press Club deplores in the strongest possible terms the mistreatment of reporters wherever it may occur and calls for the release of every journalist who...

2011-04-20 21:45:14

The debate over the constitutionality of regulating corporate speech took a significant turn in the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, but it's an issue that almost certainly won't die down in the aftermath of that highly publicized case, says a University of Illinois business law expert. Law professor Larry E. Ribstein says the court's 5-to-4 ruling in favor of corporate speech has sparked a furor among pundits and the public that shows little signs of ebbing. "The debate in the...

2011-01-14 08:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference will be held Wednesday, March 16, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Hosted each year by the First Amendment Center, the conference brings together open records advocates, government officials, judges, lawyers, librarians, journalists, educators and others to discuss timely issues related to transparency in government and public access...

2010-11-02 09:41:00

Weekend survey also finds majority say government should be able to ban sales, rentals to minors WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents should be most responsible for determining whether minors can buy or rent violent video games, according to a new, nationwide survey conducted for the nonpartisan First Amendment Center. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Nov. 2 over a California law that prohibits the sale or rental to anyone under the age of 18 of games...

2010-10-30 06:39:00

KIEV, Ukraine, October 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych invited the 2012 World Newspaper Congress, conducted under the aegis of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Ukraine. The invitation was extended during a meeting with the CEO of WAN Cristoph Riess who is on his two-day visit in Ukraine. "Hosting the World Newspaper Congress in Kyiv will contribute to the strengthening of the freedom of speech and...

2010-10-26 12:23:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PEN USA, the West Coast center for the renowned writers' organization International PEN, will salute the winners of its prestigious 2010 Literary Awards competition at its 20th Annual Literary Awards Festival (LitFest), Wednesday, November 17th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The prizes, announced by PEN USA Executive Director Adam Somers, honor outstanding work by writers in 11 separate genres. In addition to the literary prizes, the LitFest gala will...