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Danielle McLaughlin: Fake News Awards a bad joke signalling American decline

Despite the fact that press freedom is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution, alongside freedom of speech, assembly, and religion, American presidents have, almost without exception, come to see the press as an adversary. It began with …

EXPLAINER: How SEC’s Rappler decision is a test case for press freedom

"If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom," Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president A…

30 Davao region radio stations face closure

He likewise underscored that the crackdown on these radio stations was in no way a form of curtailment of press freedom, and that it was just part of the NTC’s mandate to regulate broadcast entities. “We hope that they will not protest in front of our office, telling us that we are violating their press freedom …

Mediamen lead ‘Black Friday’ protest at Boy Scout Circle

Dressed in black, around 350 members of the media and advocacy groups pushed through with their “Black Friday” protest in Quezon City to rally against what they claim are emerging threats to press freedom, following recent decision of the Securities an…

Malaysia’s Leading News Portal Imperiled by Lawsuit Reversal

It is very worrying to see this trend where first-instance justice decisions concerning press freedom are reversed by the Appeal Court. It gives the impression of a pro-government court whose decisions are politically motivated, and whose ultimate goal…

Eleven Journalists Killed, 46 Attacked, 27 Cases of Police Action: Report on Press Freedom 2017

New Delhi: The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists, including photographers and stringers, reporting from different parts of the country. Last year saw 11 journalists murdered, the …