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Freedom of the Press

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  • As Ukraine's troubles mount, president takes sick leave

    As Ukraine's troubles mount, president takes sick leave
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has taken a sick leave amid the nation's political crisis. “Ukraine's president is on a sick leave in connection with an acute respiratory disease accompanied by high fever,” Alexander...
  • Egyptian court acquits Al Jazeera journalist, 61 others

    Egyptian court acquits Al Jazeera journalist, 61 others
    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted an Al Jazeera journalist and 61 other people who had been charged with a variety of offenses after being arrested in July during clashes with security forces. Egypt came under strong criticism from press...
  • Al Jazeera denounces Egyptian TV airing of arrest video

    Al Jazeera denounces Egyptian TV airing of arrest video
    CAIRO -- The Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday objected strongly to the airing on Egyptian television of a video showing the arrest of two of its journalists, saying the leaked images were a clear attempt to stir up public sentiment against the...
  • Jose Emilio Pacheco dies at 74; one of Mexico's foremost writers

    Jose Emilio Pacheco dies at 74; one of Mexico's foremost writers
    Jose Emilio Pacheco, widely regarded as one of Mexico's foremost poets and short-story writers, died Sunday, the country's National Council for Culture and the Arts announced on its official Twitter account. He was 74. President Enrique Peña Nieto...
  • Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution

    Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution
    CAIRO -- A Dutch reporter left Egypt on Tuesday after learning she was one of four foreign journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of terrorism-related charges, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said. Dutch diplomats had held talks with Egyptian...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid'

    Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid'
    Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words. The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the...
  • Egypt orders 20 Al Jazeera journalists to stand trial

    Egypt orders 20 Al Jazeera journalists to stand trial
    CAIRO – In what appears to be an escalating effort to curtail press freedoms in Egypt, prosecutors have referred 20 journalists working for the news channel Al Jazeera, four of them foreigners, to trial on charges of aiding or joining a terrorist...
  • India's tough defamation, public order laws fell another book

    India's tough defamation, public order laws fell another book
    MUMBAI, India — The Hindu epic "Ramayana" features a 10-headed villain, a magical golden deer and the flying monkey god Hanuman. But when an American religion scholar described the canonical poem as fictional, some religious conservatives were...
  • Authors call on Putin to release 'chokehold' on expression in Russia

    Authors call on Putin to release 'chokehold' on expression in Russia
    On the day before the Winter Olympics officially open in Russia, more than 200 authors, including several Nobel laureates, have called on President Vladimir Putin to repeal laws that limit freedom of expression and create a climate of fear among writers....
  • Spanish journalist freed from Syrian rebel captivity

    Spanish journalist freed from Syrian rebel captivity
    BEIRUT -- A Spanish journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels and held for almost six months inside Syria has been released and was safe in neighboring Turkey, his newspaper reported Sunday. Marc Marginedas, accompanied by Spanish officials, was...