Tag Archives: Freedom of the press

Committee To Protect Journalists Issues Report On Trump

cpj.org/reports/2020/ Attacks on press credibility endanger US democracy and global press freedom The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict … Continue reading

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Republican Senate Leadership Imposes New Press Restrictions For Trump Impeachment Trial

npr.org/new-restrictions This is getting little attention in the media. Trump and the Republican controlled Senate appear to be in full cover-up mode attempting to quash the free press, one of the pillars of Democracy. “Reporters are being confined to small … Continue reading

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The Importance of American Freedom

by Ralph Scharnau Freedom is the central tenet of how we view ourselves individually and as a nation.  It is embedded in our history and language.  Simultaneously it has been contested in debates and dissents in Congress, in political books/essays/editorials, … Continue reading

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Free Press, Licensing, Corporations And Net Neutrality

This is the concept of Net Neutrality that is under fire from the current FCC (3 minutes). From 2015: The current president (who, thanks to his own Secretary of State, should be referred to as the Effing Moron) caused quite … Continue reading

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John Nichols At The National Conference on Media Reform 2013

“Brothers and sisters, we are winning fights every day… Media reform has never been about media. Media reform is about those wonderful lines in the first amendment of the Constitution where it says that we have a right to a … Continue reading

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