Latest Freedom of expression Stories

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - A meeting to discuss open burning, originally scheduled for last Tuesday, was rescheduled for the morning of Oct. 7 and then rescheduled again to Oct. 8 in order for the meeting to be held at night, City Clerk Pam Ryan said.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - Having backyard fires just for the fun of it may be banned if proposed changes to the permissible open burning rules and regulations go forward without changes.

2008-09-27 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Orange County Register ended up in the headlines this week after a judge barred the newspaper from covering testimony in a $100 million lawsuit filed against it by newspaper deliverers.

2008-09-07 06:00:08

Text of an article in Dari entitled: "Government and parliament divided over the media law", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 6 September Some journalist associations have criticized the repeated approval of the media law on the grounds that the required amendments have not been accommodated.

2008-08-11 15:00:46

The idea that the "speech-in-debate" clause protects the selling of votes by Rhode Island legislators has about as much merit as the idea that the "freedom of speech" clause protects the person who falsely yells "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

2008-08-02 09:00:15

Some MPs comment on the government's latest move to investigate the financing and funding sources of media outlets and the arrest of a presenter of Ariana TV. They say such moves further harm the government.

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Deseret News editorial The irony is that Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" can be viewed on-demand on YouTube. That illustrates the problem the FCC has when trying to turn back the clock on objectionable behavior in the name of public decency.

2008-07-19 06:00:22

Text of report by Tsireletso Motgelwa entitled "How Mugabe's 'Press freedom' shames Khama's" published by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 18 July Staff writer Tshireletso Motlogelwa finds that the controversial Zimbabwean Access to Information and Protection Act may be a repressive piece of legislation, but it beats Botswana's Media Practitioners Bill at every turn.

2008-07-09 06:00:22

Text of open letter addressed to Belarusian President Alyasksandr Lukashenka, published by New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) website on 8 July Dear Mr.

2008-06-27 12:02:39

Text of press release from Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on 27 June The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti today called on the upper chamber of Belarus's parliament not to adopt a draft law that would further restrict media freedom in the country.

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