Late Night: Today Is World Press Freedom Day and We Have Problems to Fix

By: Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00 pm

The Freedom of the Press Clause in the First Amendment protects our right to know what our government is doing. Together with the Freedom of Speech Clause and the Freedom of Assembly Clause of the First Amendment, these three freedoms and the right to vote are essential to support our democracy.

 

No Press Freedom for Those Who Aggressively Report on America’s Dirty Wars

By: Friday May 3, 2013 1:20 pm

Today, United States officials are “reaffirming” the US’s “commitment” to freedom of speech and a free press on World Press Freedom Day, however, there remains one glaring case of repression against a journalist, who President Barack Obama has ordered Yemen to keep imprisoned. His continued imprisonment grossly undermines any messages coming from the US government about its dedication to promoting press freedom.

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