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Freedom of the Press

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  • Killing of Americans at Kabul hospital highlights foreigners' risk

    Killing of Americans at Kabul hospital highlights foreigners' risk
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as troops.
  • The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net

    The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net
    Moments after news leaked about a new "Net neutrality" plan from the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, consumer advocates in Washington began proclaiming their distaste. "With this proposal, the FCC is aiding and abetting the largest ISPs in...

    Russian social network CEO fired, opposition figure convicted

    Russian social network CEO fired, opposition figure convicted
    Russia's space for free speech suffered two further blows Tuesday when a Moscow court convicted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny of slander and a social network founder who provided a platform for dissent was fired and fled abroad. Pavel Durov, founder...

    Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting

    Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting
    Hamish Maxwell Philip Morris Cos. CEO Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...

    Lying is free speech too

     Lying is free speech too
    Does the 1st Amendment allow states to make it a criminal offense to disseminate false statements about a political candidate? Should citizens who fear that their free speech will be chilled by such a law be permitted to challenge it even if they aren't...