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Freedom of the Press Topics

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Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Freedom of the Press

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  • Amidst worldwide protests, Israel is continuing its bombing campaign against Gaza for the third consecutive day and preparing to launch a possible ground invasion. Following months of a crippling blockade, this has been described as one of Israel’s bloodiest attacks on Palestinians since 1948. Latest reports indicate that 310 people have been killed and 1,400 injured in the aerial strikes across the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning. The...
    December 29, 2008 | Story
  • A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists says more internet journalists are jailed today than journalists in any other medium. We speak with journalist Antony Loewenstein, author of The Blogging Revolution. He traveled to Iran, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and China in 2007 to look at bloggers around the world who live and write under repressive regimes. [includes rush transcript]
    December 05, 2008 | Story
  • Links to video and articles about the arrest of Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.
    September 18, 2008 | D.N. in the News
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    Sami al-Haj is a free man today, after having been imprisoned by the U.S. military for more than six years. His crime: journalism. Targeting journalists, the Bush administration has engaged in direct assault, intimidation, imprisonment and information blackouts to limit the ability of journalists to do their jobs. The principal target these past seven years has been Al-Jazeera, the Arabic television network based in Doha, Qatar.
    May 07, 2008 | Columns & Articles
  • Mazhar Abbas, the deputy director of one of the stations, ARY One World television, joins us in New York. He is also the secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. He has been a well-known champion of press freedom over the past 27 years. [includes rush transcript]
    November 19, 2007 | Story
  • The Los Angeles Police Department is coming under increasing criticism for violently crushing a largely peaceful immigrants rights march on Tuesday. Police dressed in riot gear fired 240 rounds of rubber and foam bullets as well as tear gas. Officers were seen on video clubbing protesters and journalists with batons. Overall, 10 people, including several journalists, were taken to hospitals after being injured. [includes rush transcript]
    May 03, 2007 | Story
  • Independent journalist Josh Wolf has been released from prison after spending over 225 days behind bars. The 24-year-old Wolf spent more time in jail than any journalist in US history for protecting his sources. In the first broadcast interview since his release, Wolf joins us from San Francisco. [includes rush transcript]
    April 04, 2007 | Story
  • Commonly referred to as "The First Lady of the Press," Helen Thomas is the most senior member of the White House press corps and has covered every President since Kennedy. Democracy Now interviewed Thomas last week at the National Conference For Media Reform. [includes rush transcript]
    January 22, 2007 | Story
  • The veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers spoke on Friday before 3,500 at the opening of the National Conference on Media Reform in Memphis. He announced his return to the airwaves and outlined his vision of media reform. "As ownership gets more and more concentrated, fewer and fewer independent sources of information have survived in the marketplace; and those few significant alternatives that do survive, such as PBS and NPR, are...
    January 16, 2007 | Story
  • A new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 55 journalists were killed this year in direct connection to their work. The most violent country was Iraq where 32 journalists lost their lives. [rush transcript included]
    December 29, 2006 | Story