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  Press Freedom
Freedom of thought and freedom of speech, a standard by which all societies should be judged.
The index was drawn up by asking journalists, researchers and legal experts to answer 50 questions about the whole range of press freedom violations (such as murders or arrests of journalists, censorship, pressure, state monopolies in various fields, punishment of press law offences and regulation of the media).
Press freedom is especially under siege in the southeastern part of the country.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/freedom_of_press.htm   (1396 words)

 press, freedom of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Freedom of the press, which has been limited not only by governments but at times by churches, is absolute in no country.
In the United States, freedom of the press and the broader freedom of speech (see speech, freedom of) are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and are considered fundamental rights of the people.
Milton’s objections to prior restraint eventually became a cornerstone of press freedom, but it was not until 1695 that the licensing and censorship laws were abolished.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/press-fr.html   (1174 words)

 freedomhouse.org: Freedom of the Press
Considered an authoritative assessment of media freedom around the world, the survey's findings are widely utilized by policymakers, scholars focusing on democratic development, educators and students, press freedom advocates, journalists, and governments and international institutions.
Freedom House also undertakes advocacy efforts through the publication of special reports and press releases that highlight specific issues, such as media controls in China, and is actively involved with other groups in the global press freedom community in organizing events and programs designed to expand the space for free expression around the world.
Freedom House's survey data, spanning a time frame from 1980 to the present, is the most comprehensive data on global media freedom available and is a key resource for scholars, policymakers, and international institutions.
www.freedomhouse.org /template.cfm?page=16&year=2005   (363 words)

 World Audit Press Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beneath this are the Press Freedom rankings for 150 countries with populations in excess of 1 million.
We seek to recognize press freedom wherever it exists, in poor and rich countries, as well as in countries of various ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
Our examination of the level of press freedom in each country is divided into three broad categories: the legal environment, the political environment, and the economic environment.
www.worldaudit.org /press.htm   (769 words)

 World Press Freedom Day 2007: UNESCO-CI
Press freedom, safety of journalists and impunity will be the topics of UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2007.
The Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Barometer proves that countries involved in violent conflict are dangerous places for media professionals — with 37 journalists killed in Iraq since the beginning of 2006, 3 in Sri Lanka and Colombia, 2 in Afghanistan.
Conference on Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity in MERCOSUR
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=22728&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (573 words)

 World Press Freedom Day - 3 May
The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, instituted in 1997, is intended to honour each year a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if some risk was involved.
The World Press Freedom Committee, with 44 affiliated organizations on six continents, is in the forefront of the struggle for a press free of government interference everywhere and for full and free flow of news.
The World Press Freedom Review examines the state of the media in over 184 countries, territories and administered areas, documenting press freedom violations and major media developments all over the world.
www.un.org /depts/dhl/press   (292 words)

 On Freedom of the Press — Ch 6   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Freedom of the press is as little responsible for the "changeable conditions" as the astronomer's telescope is for the unceasing motion of the universe.
The mover of the motion desires that freedom of the press should not be excluded from the general freedom to carry on a trade, a state of things that still prevails, and by which the inner contradiction appears as a classical example of inconsistency.
Freedom of the courts is freedom of the courts if they follow their own inherent laws of right and not those of some other sphere, such as religion.
www.marxists.org /archive/marx/works/1842/free-press/ch06.htm   (4484 words)

 Freedom of the press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dictatorship of Adolf Hitler largely suppressed freedom of the press through Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry.
In the Indian Constitution the word "press" is not mentioned.
The press in India derives its freedom as an interpretation of the Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution which states: "All citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_of_the_press   (3268 words)

 Bring it On! » Blog Archive » They Forgot Freedom of the Press   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The freedom of press was very specific b/c of things done in colonial times to newspapers and reporters and writers who criticized the government.
Freedom of the press is actually different from freedom of speech.
Yesterday Steve O showed the world Freedom of the Press is no longer in the First Amendment (something the New York Times and ABC News might verify with these days), today we learn that The Party wants to chill the independence of the Judiciary branch.
www.teambio.org /2006/05/they-forgot-freedom-of-the-press   (1175 words)

 Freedom of the Press   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By press is usually meant all the media of mass communication although the printed media, as the oldest, is treated as the exemplar in most discussions.
Libertarian theory rests on a concept of negative liberty, "freedom from", or more precisely "freedom from external constraint." Social responsibility theory rests on a concept of positive liberty, "freedom for", or freedom to achieve goals by any ethical means necessary.
Freedom of press is grounded on the duty of the individual to their thought, their conscience.
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/410/410lect09.htm   (4426 words)

Marxists used to to dismiss this kind of freedoms as a kind of formal freedoms, following Marx for whom “equal right is still a bourgeois right” in the sense that it presupposes inequality.
What do you think of the view that the freedom of press is in fact a fagade which, though arguably meaningless for the vast majority of people, is very significant for the elites in manufacturing consent and generally in covering their real role in reproducing the ideology of an exploitative and hierarchical society?
Thus even if freedom of press were a facade, freedom of speech would be worth defending and expanding.
www.geocities.com /democracy_nature/vol5/chomsky_press.htm   (2643 words)

 Press Council Freedom of the Press Activities
In its role as a defender of press freedom, the Council scrutinises legislation, court decisions and any activities of politicians, newspaper proprietors and others that might threaten press freedom.
A summary of the major positions taken by the Council in its freedom of the press activities - recently updated to include the revised positions on surveillance devices and on privacy.
The summary of freedom of the press activities from the 2004-5 Annual Report.
www.presscouncil.org.au /pcsite/fop.html   (832 words)

 RFA: Press Freedom – or not – in Asia
Press Freedom – or not – in Asia
It is particularly sensitive to anti-Beijing sentiment in the Himalayan region of Tibet, where images of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama are banned, and in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, where members of the Muslim Uyghur minority have been jailed for reporting on pro-independence activities.
Fears have grown for press freedom in the former British colony of Hong Kong since its handover to Chinese rule in 1997.
www.rfa.org /english/news/in_depth/2004/10/25/asia_press_freedom   (915 words)

 Press Freedom Home Page
Following a fact-finding mission conducted last October by leading press freedom organisations to assess the overall media situation in Sri Lanka, the report "Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Survival" was released at a press conference held in Colombo on 7 March.
Veteran journalist and press freedom advocate Bharat Koirala speaks to WAN about the media situation in Nepal since King Gyanendra imposed a nationwide state of emergency on 1 February, which saw the arrest of scores of journalists and censorship of media throughout the country.
New government clampdowns on freedom of expression, a surge in intra-state conflict, and an onslaught of premeditated attacks on journalists and their publications indicate a widespread deterioration of conditions for media, and an ominous outlook for press freedom in 2004.
www.wan-press.org /rubrique1.html   (2545 words)

 Freedom Newspaper; Freedom Press; an anarchist history from The Daily bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia: A Gallery of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Freedom Newspaper; Freedom Press; an anarchist history from The Daily bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia: A Gallery of Saints & Sinners; Labor, Radical, Poets, Anarchists, Anti-Authoritarians...
Freedom Newspaper started in 1886, founded by a group of friends around Peter Kropotkin after their separation from the English Anarchist Circle &
See: The History of Freedom Press from Freedom Press itself.
recollectionbooks.com /bleed/Encyclopedia/Freedom.htm   (236 words)

 RAWA.ORG: Freedom of Press in Afghanistan?
But even as they celebrated World Press Freedom Day on Friday, journalists complained of threats and censorship from the interim government, and many wondered whether Afghanistan, where literacy is estimated as low as 20 percent, can sustain its mushrooming press.
The government passed a law in February decreeing freedom of the press.
The situation of press freedom is still fraught in certain provinces such as Herat, where governors and warlords control almost all the news media and sometimes use force to muzzle journalists who criticize their power.
www.rawa.org /press.htm   (1906 words)

 On World Press Freedom Day — May 3 - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Freedom of the press is essential to a strong civil society and a healthy democracy.
A free press informs and educates the public, provides a check on power and the abuse of power, and gives voice to the persecuted.
On World Press Freedom Day, we recognise the important contributions of a free press and honour the sacrifices of those who have risked their lives and their fortunes for the sake of a free press.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20060503T190000-0500_103847_OBS_ON_WORLD_PRESS_FREEDOM_DAY___MAY__.asp   (385 words)

 International Federation of Journalists
A press freedom violation can be an assassin’s bullet, aimed to kill an investigative journalist, and to intimidate and silence his colleagues.
The International Federation of Journalists monitors press freedom violations and campaigns for greater safety and for a focus on the in-country journalists and freelances who are at greatest risk and who have the least protection.
The IFJ works for press freedom by trade union development, working for journalists’ rights and social conditions, as there can be no press freedom where journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear.
www.ifj.org /default.asp?Issue=PRESSFREEDOM&Language=EN   (297 words)

 NewsHour Extra: Malaysia's Press Restrictions - November 22, 2000
Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The First Amendment also protects the freedom of the press.
But in countries that are at war, or are under the control of a dictator, journalists are frequently in danger.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/features/july-dec00/press_freedom.html   (878 words)

 The World Press Review - Press Freedom Turkey - News Media
The lack of total press freedom in Turkey is one of the main reasons that the general circulation of print publications is a mere 3 million in a country whose population is 65 million.
Turkey has a lively press and there is no overt censorship, but it remains a difficult environment for independent journalism.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 14 journalists were imprisoned in Turkey at the end of 2000 and many journalists ended up in court for prosecutions stemming from their work.
www.worldpress.org /specials/press/turkey.htm   (318 words)

 Press Freedom
NEW YORK -- The Freedom of the Press Committee of the Overseas Press Club of America applauded Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's demand that the killing of media professionals in her country must stop, as expressed at the May 23 cabinet meeting.
The mission of the OPC's Freedom of the Press Committee is to make sure that governments everywhere understand that this right must never be abrogated.
In coordination with press-freedom organizations throughout the world, members of the Club's Freedom of the Press Committee directed more than 100 appeals to heads of state in 2001.
www.opcofamerica.org /press_freedom/freedom.php   (443 words)

 Press Freedom Story Page
Oct. 18— Human rights groups and the Brazilian press have slammed new legislation to create a Federal Journalism Council, saying that a new agency with powers to fine journalists and prevent them from working, would give the government excessive control over the freedom of speech.
But President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whose press secretary, Ricardo Kotscho, announced the plan in August, defended the move, saying that it is necessary to control the excesses of the press.
In contrast to restricting the press’s freedom of speech, the Federal Council aims [to] fight the manipulation of the information, the distortion of facts that serve privilege and suspicious interests to the detriment of the fulfilling the social function of journalism” [sic], according to a statement on the FENAJ website.
www.opcofamerica.org /press_freedom/articles/fenaj_101304.php   (685 words)

 National Press Club: About the Club - NPC Defense of Press Freedom Guarantees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The National Press Club has joined other journalism groups in support of two reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle who have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources.
The National Press Club earlier this year held a newsmaker luncheon with Senator Richard Lugar and Representative Mike Pence, the sponsors of the federal shield law.
In a letter to the President of Sudan, the National Press Club has joined other journalism groups in urging the government of Sudan to release foreign correspondent Paul Salopek.
www.npcpress.org /abouttheclub/npcactions.cfm   (1040 words)

 Freedom of the Press - US Department of State
Debate continues on calls from human rights and press freedom groups for a boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to protest the Chinese government's repression of journalists and human rights activists and its policies toward Sudan, but some argue that a boycott would accomplish nothing and could be counterproductive.
The crackdown on press freedom in Venezuela continues unabated, human rights and press freedom groups say.
The group also suspects the Venezuelan government of interfering with arrangements for the group's plans to hold a meeting in the country in March 2008.
usinfo.state.gov /dhr/democracy/rule_of_law/press_freedom.html   (353 words)

 Press Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dialogue's program, Advancing Democracy through Press Freedom in the Americas, seeks to generate discussion and reflection about how to overcome obstacles to press freedom in the hemisphere.
Participants generated concrete and practical recommendations for ways to improve the climate for press freedom in the hemisphere, contained in the report, Advancing Democracy Through Press Freedom in the Americas.
As part of the second phase of our work on press freedom, in cooperation with the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Dialogue held a conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 2002 on access to information in the Americas.
www.iadialog.org /programs/policy/politics_and_institutions/press_freedom.asp   (481 words)

 Link TV | Press Freedom
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Committee to Protect Journalists is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.
For their news and reports on press freedom in the Middle East and North Africa click here
www.linktv.org /mosaic/about/press   (89 words)

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