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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.

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.

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 has...

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.

2010-11-02 09:41:00

Weekend survey also finds majority say government should be able to ban sales, rentals to minors WASHINGTON, Nov.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.