Freedom Of Press. Legal news and articles for February 25 - 26, 2012

US wants convicted man to return to IraqMedia curbs compared to curtailed freedomBill would shield names of persons in contact with public officials from FOIA ...Report: Wayne County official sent $400000 check just hours before FBI subpoenasEcuador libel case pits Correa against the pressEgypt's trial of NGO workers opens in Cairo courtWayne County contracts: E-mail obtained by Free Press show ex-official wired ...Burma's Exiled Media Lured Back Home by ReformHistoric black church rises from ashes of Civil WarBill would shield names of persons in contact with public officials from FOIA ...Parents who know terrible toll of texting while driving press for Florida lawTexans demand freedom from smart metersEgypt presses ahead with NGO trial of Americans'Govt believes in freedom of expression with responsibility'Egypt presses ahead with NGO trial of Americans

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Ogun to Domesticate Freedom of Information Law Feb 29
AllAfrica.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Kehinde Akinyemi, 2 February 2012 Ota — The Ogun State government has expressed its readiness to domesticate the Freedom of Infromation Bill on Feb. 29, by passing it into law. The state's Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, ...more »

Komen reverses decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Now, freedom of the press is private, and freedom of speech is private -- we do not expect our government to provide us a press to practice freedom of the press, and we don't expect our government to provide us a bullhorn to practice freedom of speech ...more »

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US wants convicted man to return to Iraq
Green Bay Press GazetteFebruary 26, 2012

By Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press DETROIT (USA TODAY) — Convicted of murder and once labeled a godfather of organized crime in Detroit, Louis Akrawi has done his time —15 years in state prison. Akrawi, 64, was freed last week on parole.more »

Media curbs compared to curtailed freedom
gulfnews.comFebruary 26, 2012

Dr Hassa spoke about the current situation of media in the UAE. She also called for establishing a special code of ethics to regulate the relationship between media and the judiciary. The current publications media law is old and needs to be amended, ...more »

Bill would shield names of persons in contact with public officials from FOIA ...
Daily PressFebruary 26, 2012

RICHMOND — People filing Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests may not be permitted to know the identity of a person or entity who is communicating with policymakers under new FOIA exemptions, which sailed through the General Assembly on ...more »

Report: Wayne County official sent $400000 check just hours before FBI subpoenas
MLive.comFebruary 26, 2012

In an e-mail to Grundy, which the Free Press obtained through Michigan's Freedom of Information Act, a HealthChoice accountant tells him that she sent the money to Medtrix "as requested." There is no evidence that Medtrix, owned by Grundy's childhood ...more »

Ecuador libel case pits Correa against the press
GlobalPostFebruary 26, 2012

The controversial piece of legislation is the latest chapter in a series of legal and political assaults on the media by the Correa administration that critics claim is the worst government threat to freedom of expression in the Western hemisphere.more »

Egypt's trial of NGO workers opens in Cairo court
The Seattle TimesFebruary 26, 2012

The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Hundreds of lawyers and reporters have crammed into a chaotic Cairo courtroom as the trial of 16 Americans and 27 others who work for pro-democracy groups opened in the Egyptian capital ...more »

Wayne County contracts: E-mail obtained by Free Press show ex-official wired ...
Insurance News Net (press release)February 26, 2012

In an e-mail to Grundy, which the Free Press obtained through Michigan's Freedom of Information Act, a HealthChoice accountant tells him that she sent the money to Medtrix "as requested." Though the company was paid in full before the work was ...more »

Burma's Exiled Media Lured Back Home by Reform
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 26, 2012

“Laws that restrict press freedom are still there,” so “it is too risky” for them to go back now, said Maung Maung Myint, chairman of the Burma Media Association based in Oslo, whose members are mostly exiled journalists.more »

Historic black church rises from ashes of Civil War
Imperial Valley PressFebruary 26, 2012

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press Like most blacks in the pre-Civil War South, the African Americans of the old Colonial town of Hampton, Va., had few choices when it came to worship. Enslaved or free, illiterate or learned, they crowded shoulder ...more »

Bill would shield names of persons in contact with public officials from FOIA ...
Daily PressFebruary 26, 2012

By Carten Cordell, Virginia Statehouse News RICHMOND — People filing Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests may not be permitted to know the identity of a person or entity who is communicating with policymakers under new FOIA exemptions, ...more »

Parents who know terrible toll of texting while driving press for Florida law
Tampabay.comFebruary 26, 2012

Everything is available, all the time, with technology that tests the intangible balance of freedom and responsibility. Americans sent 196 billion text messages last June. Electronic gadgets were blamed for more than 3000 crashes in Florida in 2011.more »

Texans demand freedom from smart meters
WND.comFebruary 26, 2012

by Bob UnruhEmail | Archive Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after spending nearly three decades writing on a wide range of issues for several Upper Midwest newspapers and the Associated Press. Sports, tornadoes, homicidal survivalists, and legislative ...more »

Egypt presses ahead with NGO trial of Americans
Boston.comFebruary 25, 2012

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) By Aya Batrawy Associated Press / February 25, 2012 CAIRO—The trial of 16 Americans and 27 others opens Sunday at a Cairo courthouse in what critics say is a politically charged case linked to a government crackdown on ...more »

'Govt believes in freedom of expression with responsibility'
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 25, 2012

“We want to empower media to strengthen democracy, but media without law, and democracy without free media can not flourish,” the minister said in statement. Dr Firdaus said that the present democratic government has given unprecedented freedom to ...more »

Egypt presses ahead with NGO trial of Americans
The Sheboygan PressFebruary 25, 2012

(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) / by Nasser Nasser, AP By Aya Batrawy, Associated Press CAIRO (WTW) — The trial of 16 Americans and 27 others opens Monday at a Cairo courthouse in what critics say is a politically charged case linked to a government ...more »

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