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Web freedom facing greatest threat: Google founder

Reuters – 2012-04-16

LONDON (Reuters) - 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 by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Monday.
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Leveson inquiry warned of threat to media freedom

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... | Guardian – 2011-11-16

TBD needs "freedom" post Amazon takeover - IPG

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Imprisoned Eritrean journalist awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom

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... | Editors Weblog – 2011-10-13

Setback for press freedom in Egypt

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... | Guardian – 2011-07-21

Press freedom denied in Ivory Coast

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... | Guardian – 2011-05-12

World Press Freedom Day today

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,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-05-03

Publishers back new PEN freedom initiative

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

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

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... | Editors Weblog – 2011-02-22

China tightens grip on press freedom

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... | Guardian – 2011-01-28

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

Hong Kong Government: Don't Censor Web Site Content, Respect Freedom Of Information | Fox News – 2010-03-23

Freedom Communications' Chapter 11 Re-org Plan Approved

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-09

Freedom Asks Court to Approve 'East Valley Tribune' Sale

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. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-16

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

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. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

Latin American Press Freedom `Worsening,¿ IAPA Declares

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

EU media chief rules out Internet freedom law

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... | Reuters – 2009-02-03

Gannett Editor Resigns to Lead Freedom Forum

The editor of USA Today said that he is resigning to head a foundation devoted to press freedom. | New York Times – 2008-12-18

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

"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.... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-17

Dave Schmall Named Publisher of Freedom Papers

NEW YORK Dave Schmall has been named publisher of the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, Calif., effective Dec. 1. | Editor & Publisher – 2008-11-26

Journalists, Attorney Lauded With Press Freedom Awards

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. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-20

Freedom to Publish Prize for Turkish journalist

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... | Radio Netherlands – 2008-09-19

Raid on French car magazine refuels freedom of press debate

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

Internet service to give magazine subscribers freedom

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... | USA Today – 2008-07-08

Press freedom in Zimbabwe examined

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... | International Journalists’ Network – 2008-06-20

New laws jeopardize press freedom in Kyrgyzstan

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... | International Journalists’ Network – 2008-06-18

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

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... | The Washington Post – 2012-02-18

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

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... | Guardian – 2012-04-11

'Web freedom facing greatest threat'

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... | Stuff – 2012-04-17

AIM Media Texas Announces Acquisition of Texas Newspapers from Freedom Communications

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-18

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

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... | Guardian – 2012-10-08

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

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... | CBC – 2013-02-01

One Smalltown Publisher’s Fight for Freedom of the Press

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-21

Declare DRM freedom!

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... | Betanews – 2013-05-04

Canongate signs deal for Creative Freedom

Canongate has acquired world rights in Creative Freedom, a book by artist, writer and documentary... | The Bookseller – 2013-05-16

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

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... | The Washington Post – 2013-06-26

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-08-25

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

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-10-07

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-10-09

Argentinian editors fear threat to press freedom from media law

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... | Guardian – 2013-10-21

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-01

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

Bahar newspaper was shut down after publishing an article questioning a Shia holiday | Guardian – 2013-11-04

Obama's Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

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... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-20

Press freedom advocates: US right not to prosecute Assange

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... | PC World – 2013-11-27

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

Deborah Solomon's book 'American Mirror' gives a new perspective to one of Rockwell's most famous paintings. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-28

How Science Fiction Bestows Freedom on North Korean Writers

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-01

WikiLeaks, Press Freedom and Free Expression in the Digital Age

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,"... | The Huffington Post – 2013-12-04

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

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... | The Guardian – 2013-12-20

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

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... | The Guardian – 2013-12-22

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

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... | The Guardian – 2014-01-15

Global media mission arrives to investigate press freedom in Britain

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... | The Guardian – 2014-01-15

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

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... | Publishers Newswire – 2014-01-18

2014 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Jailed Ethiopian Journalist

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2014-01-27

Press freedom groups urge David Cameron to lay off The Guardian

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... | The Guardian – 2014-02-18

A Long Walk to Freedom

We've compiled a brief look at a few of the books on Mandela (including his own). | Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-05

Reader recommendation: Freedom Rider Diary

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-28

Freedom Is Good, Dude

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... | Slate – 2014-03-04

Reader recommendation: The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-03-11

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

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... | The Guardian – 2014-03-23

Tohti to Receive PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-31

Burmese Bookseller to Receive Freedom to Publish Award

Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung is the founder of the Myanmar Book Center and executive director of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-16

Freedom of the Press in the Post-Snowden World

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... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-29

Publishers fear threat to press freedom in new criminal justice bill

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,... | The Guardian – 2014-06-05

Freedom of the Pressed

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... | The Huffington Post – 2014-06-16

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2014-06-18

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