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Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath: Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"
Larson, Charles R.
The Rushdie affair is shrouded by myths—that the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy,...
The Salaita Affair: Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.
Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "...

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Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

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Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
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Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting ...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
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Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...

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The Body Politic
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The Body Politic - a magazine for gay liberation is aimed at the building of a gay movement and spreading gay consciousness. The paper features social and political issues representing the struggle ...