Freedom Of Press. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

Guest Post: Press Freedom and Development in AfricaWhite House Press Secretary on HHS contraception mandate:In Ecuador, reforms restrict election coverage for mediaPress freedom as the ANC sees itUnited States Lost Press Freedom In 2011O'Malley's selective application of religious freedomWould psychiatrists, as Troy Mayor Janice Daniels claims, call 'the homosexual ...Leahy statement at hearing on Video Privacy Protection ActEgyptian lawmakers criticize military rulers for imposing new law, bypassing ...Egyptian Lawmakers Criticize Military Over New LawFree press euphoria fading fast in South SudanGove 'waiting for advice' on emailsLeveson Inquiry: Ex-PCC chief against state regulationIowans want government to be more openPromote good relations between South Sudan media and security organs

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Obama Mob Nukes Iranian Economy
Pacific Free PressJanuary 2, 2012

Two days after becoming law, Iran's currency hit a record low against the US dollar. According to the Associated Press the riyal "hovered around 16800 riyals to the dollar, marking a roughly 10 percent slide compared to Thursday's rate of 15200 riyals ...more »

Hungary's constitution comes under attack
Financial TimesJanuary 3, 2012

Mr Szijjarto likened the furore over the constitution to criticisms a year ago of a new media law, which he claimed had proved groundless. “Critics said freedom of the press will die,” he said. “If you come to Hungary and open up any newspaper, ...more »

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Guest Post: Press Freedom and Development in Africa
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)January 31, 2012

by John Campbell Journalists carry placards along a street during a protest to mark World Press Freedom day in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, May 3, 2010. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Asch Harwood, ...more »

White House Press Secretary on HHS contraception mandate:
Commonweal (blog)January 31, 2012

CARNEY: — decision about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act – MR. CARNEY: Well, let me — let me — let me answer. The decision was made, as we have said in the past and Secretary Sebelius has said, after very careful consideration, ...more »

In Ecuador, reforms restrict election coverage for media
CPJ Press Freedom OnlineJanuary 31, 2012

The government of President Rafael Correa, who is expected to seek re-election next year, promoted the legislation, which was passed on January 10, to reform the country's electoral law. However, press freedom groups told CPJ that the new legislation ...more »

Press freedom as the ANC sees it
Daily MaverickJanuary 31, 2012

Some see it as a deliberate campaign to stop freedom of speech, and to get rid of those pesky front-page exclusives featuring the word "corruption". Others think the ANC has a point. On Tuesday, in front of the Press Freedom Commission's members, ...more »

United States Lost Press Freedom In 2011
Campus ProgressJanuary 31, 2012

... to press freedom prepared by Reporters Without Borders. Researchers attributed the decline both in the United States and internationally to protest movements around the world that prompted retaliation from law enforcement and government officials.more »

O'Malley's selective application of religious freedom
Baltimore SunJanuary 31, 2012

Martin O'Malley publicly advocates religious freedom. On the other, he supports — through his silence — federal rules dictating how religious groups must act. I am referring to Mr. O'Malley's promise that gay marriage legislation he supports will ...more »

Would psychiatrists, as Troy Mayor Janice Daniels claims, call 'the homosexual ...
MLive.comJanuary 31, 2012

Andrew Cuomo, center, after signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. New York's gay marriage decision spurred Janice Daniels' now-infamous "queers" Facebook post. Thanks to a Detroit Free Press Freedom of Information Act request, ...more »

Leahy statement at hearing on Video Privacy Protection Act
vtdigger.orgJanuary 31, 2012

The law also requires that law enforcement obtain a search warrant, grand jury subpoena, or court order before obtaining video rental records. Video of the hearing is available online.] I thank Senator Franken for the responsible leadership he is ...more »

Egyptian lawmakers criticize military rulers for imposing new law, bypassing ...
Washington PostJanuary 31, 2012

Lawmaker Mohammed el-Beltagy, a member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, called the generals' decision to unilaterally pass the election law politically “unjustified” and said parliament must make clear that it is the country's sole ...more »

Egyptian Lawmakers Criticize Military Over New Law
ABC NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Lawmaker Mohammed el-Beltagy, a member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, called the generals' decision to unilaterally pass the election law politically "unjustified" and said parliament must make clear that it is the country's sole ...more »

Free press euphoria fading fast in South Sudan
ReutersJanuary 31, 2012

Reporters say there is no clear mechanism for censorship or monitoring but the very lack of a media law allows security forces to make summary arrests on behalf of ministers upset by an article. Many of the former guerillas who make up much of Salva ...more »

Gove 'waiting for advice' on emails
The Press AssociationJanuary 31, 2012

Mr Graham carried out his first ever probe of a Government department under the Freedom of Information law following press reports about the use of private email by Mr Gove and his advisers. The Financial Times quoted a message last September from ...more »

Leveson Inquiry: Ex-PCC chief against state regulation
BBC NewsJanuary 31, 2012

A former Press Complaints Commission chairman says statutory regulation of the press is "a slippery slope" that can threaten freedom of expression. Sir Christopher Meyer told the Leveson Inquiry that such legislation could be taken advantage of if the ...more »

Iowans want government to be more open
Iowa City Press CitizenJanuary 31, 2012

A recent poll commissioned by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council found that two out of three Iowans polled favored the creation of a state board for handling citizen complaints about violations of the state's open meetings and public records laws.more »

Promote good relations between South Sudan media and security organs
Sudan TribuneJanuary 31, 2012

Article 24(1) says, “Every citizen shall have the right to the freedom of expression, reception and dissemination of information, publication and access to the press without prejudice to public order, safety or morals as prescribed by law” Article ...more »

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