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News and updates about Freedom Of The Press

Facebook and freedom

Facebook's nexus to LifeLog, and its linkages to (Pentagon's) DARPA: What does it mean, and why does it matter? Connecting the dots. Op-ed.

Facebook and freedom

Global freedom is on the decline

Only one in five residents lives in a country designated as “Free” where basic civil and political rights are guaranteed. Op-ed.

Global freedom is on the decline

Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

The conditions permitting lashon hara for a constructive purpose do not apply if adherence to the conditions will totally offset achievement

Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

Erdogan ally to take over Turkey's largest media holding

Turkish businessman with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to buy Turkey's largest media holding.

Erdogan ally to take over Turkey's largest media holding

Egypt blocks newspaper website over 'support for terrorism'

Egypt blocks website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers as it continues media blackout.

Egypt blocks newspaper website over 'support for terrorism'

EU pressures UK to conceal Islamic terrorism

EU report wants UK media to omit any mention of Islam when Muslim individuals are involved in terrorism.

Orwellian EU tells UK press to stop saying 'Islamic terrorists'

Netanyahu fires back at Bennett

Netanyahu: Those who talk about freedom of the press tried to shut down the Israel Hayom newspaper.

Netanyahu fires back at Bennett

Erdogan: Obama spoke 'behind my back'

Turkish President angry over American counterpart's comments about Turkey's press freedom record.

Erdogan: Obama spoke 'behind my back' on freedom of the press

Left, right unite over violence at Duma protest

Zionist Union's Kasenia Svetlova defends journalists - including Arutz Sheva correspondent - attacked by police during protest.

Left, right unite against violence at Duma arson protests

Hundreds in Turkey protest arrest of journalists

300 people in Istanbul protest the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of spying.

Hundreds in Turkey protest arrest of two journalists

Turkey charges two newspaper editors with spying

Istanbul court charges two journalists who reported that Turkey sent arms to Islamist Syrian rebels.

Turkey charges two newspaper editors with spying

PA shuts down newspaper over report on Israel

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed's Ramallah bureau shut down after it reported about PA's security coordination with Israel.

PA shuts down newspaper over report on deal with Israel

Rouhani speaks out against arrests of journalists

Iran's president criticizes arrests of journalists, which he himself had promised to stop before election.

Rouhani speaks out against arrests of journalists

MK: Channel 10 Discriminated During Disengagement

MK Yinon Magal was broadcasting expulsion of Jews in 2005 when his own news station heard his views and shut him down.

MK Accuses Channel 10 of Discrimination During Disengagement

Turkish Commentator Fired for Criticizing Erdogan

After accusing Turkish president of being 'number one cause of ISIS terror in Turkey," Milliyet commentator Kadri Gursel fired.

Turkish Commentator Fired for Criticizing Erdogan

Egypt's New Anti-Terror Law Could Kill Journalists

Journalists' union warns 'unconstitutional' new law will allow the state to execute reporters for contradicting official reports.

Egypt's New Anti-Terror Law Could Kill Journalists

Trial Against WaPo Reporter Begins in Iran

Jason Rezaian has been detained for nine months over 'spying' charges; proceedings begin behind closed doors.

Trial Against Washington Post Reporter Begins in Iran

Herzog: Netanyahu in All-Out War Against the Media

Opposition leader harangues Netanyahu for impromptu firing of Communications Ministry Director, says it violates 'freedom of the press.'

Herzog: Netanyahu in All-Out War Against the Media

Rouhani Aide Defects, Reveals US Capitulation

Close media aide to Iran’s President seeking political asylum in Switzerland after travelling there to cover nuclear talks.

Rouhani Aide Defects While Covering Iran Nuclear Talks

Syria: NGOs, Families Protest Over Arrests

Activists promoting freedom of speech and transparency over the war have disappeared, rights groups say - and so have medics and lawyers.

Syria: NGOs, Families Protest Over Disappearing Journalists

Japan Prevents Reporter From Visiting Syria

Japanese journalist's passport seized, local media reports, after he planned to cover ISIS. Is Tokyo moving to prevent kidnappings?

Report: Japan Prevents Reporter From Leaving to Syria

Erdogan to Europe: Don't Criticize Us

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams European countries for criticizing deteriorating press freedom in Turkey.

Erdogan to Europe: Don't Criticize Us, Fight Islamophobia

Iran Charges WaPo Reporter Held For 137 Days

Correspondent stationed in Tehran since 2008 arrested in July on unspecified charges, is still in custody. Family: Iran breaks its own laws.

Iran Charges Washington Post Reporter Held For 137 Days

Erdogan Slams Female Journalist

Chauvinist remarks, anti-Semitic smear spark outrage in Turkey in latest tirade from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan Tells Female Journalist to 'Know Your Place'

Sudanese Editor Attacked Over Pro-Israel Views

Freedom of the press advocates defend Al-Tayar editor who was beaten for calling for Sudan to normalize ties with Israel.

Sudan: Editor Beaten For Calling to Normalize Ties with Israel

PA Cops 'Savagely' Beat Journalist Syndicate Head

Disunity as PA security forces clamp down on protesting journalists in Ramallah; Arab man in Jenin throws bomb at police HQ.

PA Cops 'Savagely' Beat Journalist Syndicate Headplayer

Nationalist Paper May Fold Thursday

Makor Rishon and Maariv-NRG were to be sold to Sheldon Adelson but bureaucracy may kill the deal.

Nationalist Paper May Fold Thursday

Cairo Court Extends Al Jazeera Staff's Detention

Abdullah al-Shami has been held for six months. Trial of 3 other Al Jazeera journalists adjourned until March 24.

Cairo Court Extends Al Jazeera Staff's Detention

Egypt: Al-Jazeera Journalists Arrested

Correspondents arrested on charges of meeting with the islamists; move signals a further breakdown in freedom of the press.

Egypt: Journalists Arrested for Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood

Iran Arrests 16 for Helping Anti-Gov't Websites

Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests 16 accused of providing material to “anti-government websites”.

Iran Arrests 16 for Helping 'Anti-Government Websites'

Hamas Criticized for Censorship of Media

Factions in the Palestinian Authority were angry with Hamas over its censorship of Al Arabiya and the Ma’an news agency in Gaza.

Hamas Criticized for Censorship of Media

Prosor: It's Easier for Journalists in Israel

Israel's UN ambassador highlights the freedom of the press in Israel, as opposed to neighboring countries where journalists are suppressed.

Prosor: It's Easier for Journalists in Israel

PA Bars Journalists from British Supermodel Visit

Palestinian Authority forces threatened to break press cameras and barred coverage of British supermodel Naomi Campbell’s Bethlehem visit.

PA Bars Journalists from British Supermodel Visit

IDF Censor Expanding Monitoring Role

The IDF censor will now monitor journalists' and bloggers' social media accounts – and you don't even have to be Israeli

IDF Censor to Monitor Journalists' Social Media Accounts