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Leveson inquiry warned of threat to media freedom

Guardian – 2011-11-16

Phone hacking hearing told by News International and Mail group to avoid overreacting with a stringent system of regulationThe country's two most powerful newspaper groups have struck a defiant note...

TBD needs "freedom" post Amazon takeover - IPG

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 The Independent Publishers Guild has accepted the OFT’s decision to clear the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, but...

Imprisoned Eritrean journalist awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom

Editors Weblog – 2011-10-13

by Alexandra WaldhornDawit Isaak, who left Sweden for Eritrea to help build the country's independent press -- and was imprisoned for his efforts - has been awarded the 50th anniversary Golden Pen of...

Setback for press freedom in Egypt

Guardian – 2011-07-21

In the aftermath of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt may get a freedom of information law - but there are also signs of renewed harassment of the media.Magda Abu Fadil reports that the country...

Press freedom denied in Ivory Coast

Guardian – 2011-05-12

The government may have changed in the Ivory Coast, but a question mark hangs over press freedom.A month after the fall of Laurent Gbagbo, newspapers loyal to him are failing to appear, and one - the...

World Press Freedom Day today

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-03

3 May is World Press Freedom Day, established as such by the UN General Assembly in 1993. The day is celebrated worldwide by different international organizations such the United Nations Educational,...

Publishers back new PEN freedom initiative

The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 15:34 Penguin, Hachette Livre and Random House have all joined with PEN International for the launch of the literature-championing...

Press release: International Partnership denounces systemic attacks on press freedom in Yemen

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-22

Against a backdrop of historic political change for the region that has brought the country to the brink of its own revolution, The International Partnership for Yemen today releases findings from...

China tightens grip on press freedom

Guardian – 2011-01-28

Leading journalist Zhang Ping was this week forced out of his job at Southern Media GroupA leading Chinese journalist said he had been forced out of his job this week amid tightened restrictions on...

Hong Kong Government: Don't Censor Web Site Content, Respect Freedom Of Information

Fox News – 2010-03-23

Hong Kong Government: Don't Censor Web Site Content, Respect Freedom Of Information

Freedom Communications' Chapter 11 Re-org Plan Approved

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-09

Under the plan approved Tuesday, Freedom's secured lenders including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of New York Mellon would assume ownership of the company in return for cutting the debt owed to them by...

Freedom Asks Court to Approve 'East Valley Tribune' Sale

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-16

Freedom Communications asked a bankruptcy court Tuesday to approve the sale of the East Valley Tribune to 1013 Communications. Freedom expects a hearing to be held in March.

S&P Lowers MediaNews Group, Freedom Communications Deeper Into 'Junk'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

A more severe decline in cash flow than previously expected has led to a lowering of debt ratings deeper into junk for newspaper publishers MediaNews Group Inc. and Freedom Communications Inc.

Latin American Press Freedom `Worsening,¿ IAPA Declares

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

Press freedom in the Americas "worsened" in recent months, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) declared in its semiannual review of working conditions for journalists at its Midyear Meeting...

EU media chief rules out Internet freedom law

Reuters – 2009-02-03

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A European Union law to reinforce freedom on the Internet would be unnecessary and put operators in a difficult position, the bloc's top telecoms and media regulator...

Gannett Editor Resigns to Lead Freedom Forum

New York Times – 2008-12-18

The editor of USA Today said that he is resigning to head a foundation devoted to press freedom.

'USA Today' Editor Ken Paulson to Leave for Newseum/Freedom Forum Post

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-17

"Earlier this week Ken Paulson shared with me his plans to retire from his position as editor and senior vice president of News for USA TODAY," Publisher Craig Moon reveals in a memo to staff....

Dave Schmall Named Publisher of Freedom Papers

Editor & Publisher – 2008-11-26

NEW YORK Dave Schmall has been named publisher of the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, Calif., effective Dec. 1.

Journalists, Attorney Lauded With Press Freedom Awards

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-20

Five journalists and an attorney who has long battled for press freedom were cited Thursday for risking their lives and liberty to report the news, often under the pressure of authoritarian regimes.

Freedom to Publish Prize for Turkish journalist

Radio Netherlands – 2008-09-19

Turkish journalist Ragip Zarakolu has been a thorn in the side of the Turkish government for over 40 years. He published controversial books on the Armenian genocide, the Kurdish problem and other...

Raid on French car magazine refuels freedom of press debate

Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2008-07-16

A raid by French prosecutors on the offices of a specialist magazine that published unauthorised pictures of one of carmaker Renault's new models has refuelled simmering controversy over press...

Internet service to give magazine subscribers freedom

USA Today – 2008-07-08

Magazine buying may get an Internet-era makeover in September when Time Inc. launches Maghound, a service that promises to blend the convenience of subscriptions with the flexibility of newsstand...

Press freedom in Zimbabwe examined

International Journalists’ Network – 2008-06-20

A number of challenges, including the arrests of local and international journalists and editors as well as a weak press freedom environment in Zimbabwe, led several organizations to develop a...

New laws jeopardize press freedom in Kyrgyzstan

International Journalists’ Network – 2008-06-18

Three years after Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiev made a series of promises to improve the independent media in Kyrgyzstan, civil rights advocates are questioning the sincerity of his...

“Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies, New Zealand and the United States,” by David Hackett Fischer

The Washington Post – 2012-02-18

It’s said you cannot truly understand where you’re from until you’ve spent time elsewhere, and that’s perhaps especially true of a place as expansive and unwieldy as the United States, a...

China's e-publishing revolution puts writers on a fast track to freedom

Guardian – 2012-04-11

A new phenomenon in China – fiction published exclusively online – is giving young writers the opportunity to get their work read quickly and free from censorshipThe middle-aged man was...

'Web freedom facing greatest threat'

Stuff – 2012-04-17

The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the Internet's creation are facing their greatest-ever threat, the co-founder of Google Sergey Brin said in an interview published...

AIM Media Texas Announces Acquisition of Texas Newspapers from Freedom Communications

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-18

DALLAS, TX, May 18, 2012 – AIM Media Texas, LLC (“AIM” or the “Company”) announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire the Texas print and...

Julian Assange to publish book about freedom and the future of the internet

Guardian – 2012-10-08

WikiLeaks founder to be co-author of book entitled Cypherpunks, despite being confined to Ecuadorean embassy in LondonJulian Assange's last foray into the publishing world ended in an acrimonious and...

Burma opens 1st international lit fest amid new freedom of expression

CBC – 2013-02-01

The latest first for fast-reforming Burma — its first international literary festival — is putting the spotlight on dozens of the country's authors, a number of whom once spent time in prison for...

One Smalltown Publisher’s Fight for Freedom of the Press

Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-21

A case before a California appellate court has the potential to put some teeth behind the old saying “You can’t fight City Hall.” Tim Crews, the 69-year-old publisher...

Declare DRM freedom!

Betanews – 2013-05-04

Oct. 10, 2007 is the day I threw off the chains locking my music. I purged the last DRM-protected file from my personal catalog -- and not by stealing. I purchased every track, and getting them...

Canongate signs deal for Creative Freedom

The Bookseller – 2013-05-16

Canongate has acquired world rights in Creative Freedom, a book by artist, writer and documentary...

‘Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom,’ by Ken Ilgunas

The Washington Post – 2013-06-26

When Henry David Thoreau published “Walden” in 1854, he fueled a centuries-long debate about the relationship between man and nature and the shackles that we wear when we participate in urban...

David Miranda's detention is a threat to press freedom, say European editors

Guardian – 2013-08-25

Newspapers urge prime minister to restore Britain's reputation for free press after holding of Guardian journalist's partnerThe detention and subsequent criminal investigation into the partner of a...

World's Press Calls on Established Democracies to Better Protect Freedom of Expression

Editor & Publisher – 2013-10-07

Following recent attacks on press freedom in the United States, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has called on all...

Head to head: should residents be given freedom to film council meetings?

Guardian – 2013-10-09

In the wake of Eric Pickles' comments on freedom of speech, two councillors debate the pros and cons of public recordingEric Pickles, the communities and local government minister, has told councils...

Argentinian editors fear threat to press freedom from media law

Guardian – 2013-10-21

The Guardian has enjoyed plenty of support from editors across the world for publishing its series of revelations on the NSA's global surveillance network leaked by Edward Snowden.The support has...

'Persepolis' Book Ban Protest At Lane Tech Earns Students Intellectual Freedom Award

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-01

Story by Patty Wetli, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: ROSCOE VILLAGE — The Illinois Library Association presented Lane Tech College Prep High School with its Intellectual Freedom Award, honoring the...

Iran's closure of reformist newspaper raises concerns about press freedom

Guardian – 2013-11-04

Bahar newspaper was shut down after publishing an article questioning a Shia holiday

Obama's Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-20

When President Obama presented legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, it was impossible not to detect a certain irony in the air. Obama lavishly praised...

Press freedom advocates: US right not to prosecute Assange

PC World – 2013-11-27

The Department of Justice has made the right decision to not prosecute WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange for publishing leaks from former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, if a recent...

Thanksgiving: A look back at Norman Rockwell's iconic illustration 'Freedom From Want'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-28

Deborah Solomon's book 'American Mirror' gives a new perspective to one of Rockwell's most famous paintings.

How Science Fiction Bestows Freedom on North Korean Writers

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-01

Science fiction has a long tradition in North Korea and SF authors enjoy greater freedom to explore edgy subjects, such as crime and violence, than their counterparts.

WikiLeaks, Press Freedom and Free Expression in the Digital Age

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-04

This week, fourteen people charged by the Department of Justice in connection with a coordinated denial of service attack on PayPal's services in 2010 will appear in Federal Court. The "PayPal 14,"...

Freedom of speech doesn't entitle Duck Dynasty star to reality TV show | Jill Filipovic

The Guardian – 2013-12-20

Phil Robertson was suspended by A&E for bigoted comments in GQ. Conservatives cry foul, but it hardly violates his rightsThe right to free speech isn't just a fundamental American value; it's...

Politically bankrupt China dare not tolerate freedom of the press | Will Hutton

The Guardian – 2013-12-22

Even as China's leaders promise a more liberal future for the country, they are suppressing those who would tell the truthThe year began with journalists from China's Southern Weekly striking because...

British press freedom is under international scrutiny – and with good reason | Thomas Hughes

The Guardian – 2014-01-15

The fact a delegation is visiting the UK over the hostile response to the Guardian's reporting of the Snowden leaks, as well as the royal charter, should sound alarm bellsThis week, the World...

Global media mission arrives to investigate press freedom in Britain

The Guardian – 2014-01-15

Delegation from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers will investigate press regulationAn "unprecedented" press freedom mission to Britain by the World Association of Newspapers and...

Initial Reactions: Book review of ‘Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Champion of Freedom’ by Conrad Black

Publishers Newswire – 2014-01-18

REVIEW: Was FDR a great president or the greatest president? That’s one of the questions dealt with by Conrad Black in his The post Initial Reactions: Book review of ‘Franklin Delano...

2014 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Jailed Ethiopian Journalist

Editor & Publisher – 2014-01-27

Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian publisher, journalist and blogger who is serving an 18-year jail sentence under anti-terror legislation, has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press...

Press freedom groups urge David Cameron to lay off The Guardian

The Guardian – 2014-02-18

A group of the world's leading press freedom bodies is calling on prime minister David Cameron to distance himself from the investigation into The Guardian over the leaks by the NSA whistleblower...

A Long Walk to Freedom

Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-05

We've compiled a brief look at a few of the books on Mandela (including his own).

Reader recommendation: Freedom Rider Diary

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-28

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Freedom Is Good, Dude

Slate – 2014-03-04

There are the books that change your life. Then there are the books that people tell you will change your life. If those people are stoners you met in college, then the books in question are either...

Reader recommendation: The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-03-11

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Press freedom even for the news that isn't fit to print

The Guardian – 2014-03-23

The awkward truth confronting any regulator is that a free press is free to be wrong as well as right – and that no national body is large enough to seek redress from a globalised mediaThe waters...

Tohti to Receive PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-31

Imprisoned Chinese economist and writer Ilham Tohti, who was arrested in his Beijing home in January, is being honored with the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award.

Burmese Bookseller to Receive Freedom to Publish Award

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-16

Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung is the founder of the Myanmar Book Center and executive director of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation.

Freedom of the Press in the Post-Snowden World

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-29

One reason it took the United States nearly 10 years to find Osama bin Laden was that a newspaper published the fact that the United States was listening in on his phone calls to his mother and was...

Publishers fear threat to press freedom in new criminal justice bill

The Guardian – 2014-06-05

Publishers fear that a government measure to prevent jurors from seeking online material related to trials could pose a threat to press freedom.According to The Times's legal editor, Frances Gibb,...

Freedom of the Pressed

The Huffington Post – 2014-06-16

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Here's what passes for good news when it comes to a free press these days: two weeks ago, the Supreme Court refused without comment to hear a case involving New...

70 Years Later, Still Playing Politics With Freedom of the Press

The Huffington Post – 2014-06-18

It is sometimes forgotten that President Franklin D. Roosevelt once wanted to order marines to occupy the Chicago Tribune's tower, or that Nixon famously said "subpoena all those bastards" before...

Pulitzer Prize Winners Speak Out In Support Of James Risen And Press Freedom

The Huffington Post – 2014-08-11

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists issued statements on Monday in defense of New York Times reporter James Risen and to condemn the government's attacks on press freedom. Journalists from...

T-Mobile: 7,000 TB of audio streams since Music Freedom, Google Play Music coming

GigaOM – 2014-08-27

Just two months after launching a program for its subscribers to stream music on its network without counting the data usage against them, T-Mobile has served up 7,000 terabytes of audio....

Freedom from discrimination remains an elusive goal for Aboriginal people in Canada: CHRC Report

CNW – 2014-09-16

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has published a Special Report to Parliament on the impacts of Bill C-21 — legislation that allowed Aboriginal people in...

Escape from slavery: The harrowing story behind an African-American intellectual’s break for freedom

Salon.com – 2014-10-19

William Wells Brown became a leading black thinker and speaker of the 19th century. First he needed his freedom

(VIDEO) Brand Video Publishers Must Give Advertisers Freedom: Say Media's Catto

The Huffington Post – 2014-11-14

Lifestyle digital publisher Say Media is gung-ho about producing branded content for advertising partners on its content sites - but that doesn't mean it thinks it should have exclusivity over the...

Freedom Communications Lays Off 100 Employees At California Newspapers

The Huffington Post – 2014-12-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parent company Freedom Communications is laying off about 100 employees at the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the papers' new publisher told staffers...

Orange County Register Parent Company Freedom Communications Announces Cutbacks

Editor & Publisher – 2014-12-03

The parent company of the Orange County Register said Wednesday it will cut about 100 positions, including some top-level executives.   The restructuring will affect all departments except the...

Online freedom is declining

Betanews – 2014-12-18

A new report from Freedom House, a watchdog dedicated to promoting the cause of freedom across the globe, has been published with some interesting observations on how free various nations are in...

A Roman Festival: More Books, More Freedom

Publishers Weekly – 2014-12-19

The Piu Libri, Piu Liberi book festival took place December 4–8 in Rome.

No Limits to Freedom of the Press?

The Huffington Post – 2014-12-23

Few things bring about so furious a storm of media protest from the Left and the Right as does jailing a reporter. No wonder Attorney General Eric Holder, who is about to leave office and is no doubt...

Charlie Hebdo’s Staff Dies for Freedom of Expression

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-01-08

Since 2006, Charlie Hebdo journalists had been intent on maintaining the magazine’s freedom of expression concerning Islam and tragically died for it. The post Charlie Hebdo’s Staff Dies for...

We are Charlie: ‘freedom of speech needs to be strongly defended’

The Guardian – 2015-01-09

Guardian event held in response to deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo raises questions on censorshipNewspapers must not self-censor their work in the face of the Charlie Hebdo...

Charlie Hebdo cartoons: press strives to balance freedom and responsibility

The Guardian – 2015-01-12

It’s a difficult judgment, but UK newspaper editors have opted not to reprint the satirical magazine’s most controversial images Continue reading...

The Attacks in Paris Are a Clarifying Moment for Freedom of Speech

The Huffington Post – 2015-01-16

The terrorist attacks in Paris, for all their horror and barbarity, are a clarifying event. Freedom of speech, we can all see, is the ultimate soft target, as vulnerable as it is precious. The...

PW runs freedom of expression tribute

The Bookseller – 2015-01-17

US book trade publication Publishers Weekly is to run a special section next week as a tribute to freedom of expression following the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, in...

Memoir ban 'threatens freedom of speech'

The Bookseller – 2015-01-21

Lawyers for free speech groups have argued that a ban placed on a performing artist preventing him from publishing his memoir is an “unpredictable threat to freedom of expression”. The...

'PC culture' isn't about your freedom of speech. It's about our freedom to be offended

The Huffington Post – 2015-01-29

When a writer like New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait feels it necessary to whine in print about his and other (mostly well-remunerated) writers’ inability to write offensive tripe without...

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion

Editor & Publisher – 2015-01-29

About three-in-four Americans (76%) have heard at least a little about the attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted...

High-handed Met police impose freedom of information ban on Press Gazette

The Guardian – 2015-02-03

Scotland Yard accuses newspapers’ trade magazine of making ‘vexatious requests’Have the Metropolitan police taken leave of their senses? Britain’s biggest force has put a ban on Press Gazette...

Riddell, Scheffler contribute to freedom of speech title

The Bookseller – 2015-02-11

Illustrators such as Chris Riddell [pictured], Axel Scheffler and Peter Sís have contributed to a book defending freedom of speech after the terror attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. The book will...

Le Monde owner's criticism of HSBC leak coverage lays bare fragility of press freedom

The Guardian – 2015-02-12

Pierre Bergé’s intervention over French paper’s decision to publish names of Swiss bank account holders shows how private ownership compromises paper’s claims to independenceAJ Liebling’s...

Ken Silverstein Explains Why He Left First Look: There Was No Freedom, Just 'Epic Managerial Incompetence'

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-03

Ken Silverstein joined First Look Media because it promised the freedom to pursue "fearless journalism." But after a mere 14 months at eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s upstart outlet, Silverstein quit...

Freedom of Expression awards: the cartoonists' year – in pictures

The Guardian – 2015-03-19

The lethal attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January threw into relief some of the challenges facing cartoonists as they use art to explore ideas of power. As part of its 2015...

Publisher Who Defied Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Wins AAP “Freedom” Award

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-03-26

Russia's Samokat has been awarded the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award from the Association of American Publishers. The post Publisher Who Defied Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Wins...

Hachette, Penguin Random House Back Revision to Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-06

The Hachette Book Group and Penguin Random House have both issued statements commending Indiana legislators for revising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

IPAF-winner Shukri Mabkhout: Defending Freedom and Arabic

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-05-08

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Shukri Mabkhout spoke of his inspiration in the Tunisian revolution and use of Modern Standard Arabic. The post IPAF-winner Shukri Mabkhout:...

Booksellers, Librarians Push for Passage of USA Freedom Act

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-12

The Campaign for Reader Privacy has pressed for the passage of the bi-partisan USA Freedom Act of 2015, a bill it says will "restore some privacy safeguards to the government’s surveillance...

McEwan defends freedom of expression

The Bookseller – 2015-05-22

Novelist Ian McEwan has defended free speech in an address to students at a US college, criticising the authors who pulled out of a PEN event that honoured the Charlie Hebdo journalists. Speaking at...

In Asia, the Fight for Freedom of Expression is Complex

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-04

Thai publisher Trasvin Jittidecharak explains why fighting for and supporting freedom of expression in Asia is complicated by politics, culture and history. The post In Asia, the Fight for Freedom of...

Elegy for a Lost French Bookshop…and Freedom

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-17

At the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik laments the closing of a bookshop in Paris, ultimately tying it to a loss of a kind of personal freedom. The post Elegy for a Lost French Bookshop…and Freedom...

Freedom is Key for Creative Sales and Marketing Professionals

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-19

A trio of UK professionals reflect on managing creative sales and marketing staff — a breed of employee who requires a degree of freedom to be effective. The post Freedom is Key for Creative Sales...

EIBF unites to defend freedom of expression

The Bookseller – 2015-06-23

European booksellers have united to defend the freedom of expression in  "the strongest terms." The European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) reaffirmed its "absolute belief in and...

Reader recommendation: In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-06-23

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Pre-vetting broadcast news for extremism threatens freedom of speech

The Guardian – 2015-06-29

Giving Ofcom the power to intervene in news and documentary reporting prior to broadcast would be a backward shift in regulationPlans for the new extremism bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech have...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling For Freedom!

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-04

It's officially a holiday since tomorrow's the nation's birthday and all, but since this column took a vacation last week, we thought we'd better get a new column out today. After all, it's been an...

"Je reste Charlie": Axel Springer Academy Launches Multimedia Documentation Project on Terror and the Fight for Freedom

CNW – 2015-07-06

BERLIN, July 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Exactly six months after the attack on "Charlie Hebdo" and shortly after the most recent Islamist attack in Tunisia, the Axel Springer Academy is publishing jerestechar...

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