Tag Archives: Freedom of Press

Lamar W. Hankins :
The ‘unvarnished truth’ of President Trump

Texas Congressman Lamar Smith to constituents: Ignore traditional sources and get your news from President Trump. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 26, 2017 “Better to get your news directly from the president. In fact, it … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The ‘unvarnished truth’ of President Trump

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Steve Weissman :
We are all Charlie, even as political hacks steal Charlie’s soul

Within days, the French political elite and their international allies were using the tragedy to sell new policing measures. By Steve Weissman | Reader Supported News | January 19, 2015 ∗ French-based journalist Steve Weissman joined legendary satirist Paul Krassner and … finish reading Steve Weissman :
We are all Charlie, even as political hacks steal Charlie’s soul

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RTÉ News : Iceland to Be Free Press Haven?

No more of this? Image from Susan Loone’s Blog.Iceland set to become free havenFor journalists and whistleblowers By RTÉ News / August 24, 2010 After Iceland’s near-economic collapse laid bare deep-seated corruption, the country aims to become a safe haven … finish reading RTÉ News : Iceland to Be Free Press Haven?

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A Dangerous Profession : Worldwide Abuse of Journalists

Honduran police surround AP photographer Dario Lopez-Mills as he covers protests that followed the June presidential coup. Photo by Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters / CPJ.CPJ report:Journalists around the worldFace harassment, prison, death 801 journalists have been killed since 1992, and … finish reading A Dangerous Profession : Worldwide Abuse of Journalists

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Brad Will : Mexico’s Legacy of Murdered Journalists

Brad Will — Indymedia journalist murdered in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 — depicted in “Remembering Anarchists of the Americas” mural, Bound Together Bookstore, San Francisco. Image from Wikipedia.Brad Will is still dead…(So are 55 other journalists murdered in Mexico) Despite … finish reading Brad Will : Mexico’s Legacy of Murdered Journalists

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Deep Packet Inspection : Global Censorship Technology Used in Iran — AND in U.S.

Deep Packet Inspection:Free Press warns of global censorship technology deployed in U.S. DPI technology is America’s sleeping giant. It has been widely deployed by Internet service providers across the country, and could be secretly put to use without our knowledge … finish reading Deep Packet Inspection : Global Censorship Technology Used in Iran — AND in U.S.

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Democracy in Israel with No Freedom of the Press?

©Khalil BendibStop The Press! This is What Israeli Democracy Looks LikeBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / May 18, 2009 Telling the truth can be dangerous business.Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand.– Lyle Rogers and Chuck “The … finish reading Democracy in Israel with No Freedom of the Press?

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Report from Nicaragua : Repression in the Revolution

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega when he was a leader of the Sandinistas‘I met Martin Vega just after the Nicaraguan revolution when we all saw such promise there.’By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte / The Rag Blog / October 14, 2008 Below … finish reading Report from Nicaragua : Repression in the Revolution

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Houston : Media Restricted From Covering Hurricane Ike’s Devastation

Devastation caused by hurricane Ike: media coverage was restricted. Photo from Getty Images.Television reporter Wayne Dolcefino presses Gov. Rick Perry: ‘That is unprecedented and quite honestly not appropriate’By Amanda / September 15, 2008 Yesterday in a local report on KTRK-TV … finish reading Houston : Media Restricted From Covering Hurricane Ike’s Devastation

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New Media Targeted With Harassment, Arrests at RNC

Using horseback officers, police moved to cut off demonstrators during GOP convention in St. Paul. Photo by Nick Vlcek / City Pages.‘Dozens of journalists, photographers, bloggers and videomakers arrested in an orchestrated round up of independents covering the Republican National … finish reading New Media Targeted With Harassment, Arrests at RNC

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Or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble

Amy Goodman See Nicole Salazar Video below. Why We Were Falsely ArrestedBy Amy Goodman / September 3, 2008 ST. PAUL, Minn.—Government crackdowns on journalists are a true threat to democracy. As the Republican National Convention meets in St. Paul, Minn., … finish reading Or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble

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Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Producers Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman.Goodman Charged with obstruction; Felony riot charges pending against Kouddous and SalazarSeptember 1, 2008 See videos of arrests and link to petition to ‘Stop the Arrests of Journalists,’ below. ST. PAUL–Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers … finish reading Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Producers Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC

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