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    Harvard to Host Correa, but No Free Press in Ecuador Can Cover It

    The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that President of Ecuador Rafael Correa will address the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics next week. The director of media relations at Harvard, Doug Gavel, told the Free Beacon that a fundamental tenet of Harvard’s Kennedy School is … More

    Southeast Asia and Its Press Freedom Woes

    A Burmese court recently sentenced a journalist to jail for purported defamation, coarse language, and trespassing. The journalist, Ma Khine, was reporting on corruption and video piracy when she allegedly got into an argument during an agreed-upon interview with lawyer Aye Aye Phyo, who asked her to leave his home … More

    DOJ Blows a "Chill" Wind Through the Media

    In recent days, it has been disclosed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoenaed telephone records from Fox News reporters, including chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, and obtained a search warrant for the content of Rosen’s email in connection with another leak investigation. State Department adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim has … More

    Liberals Say Public Broadcasting's $445 Million Federal Subsidy Is 'Tiny'

    NPR, PBS and other public broadcasting outlets are asking taxpayers to fork over $445 million in funding for the next fiscal year. But not if Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) have anything to say about it. The conservative lawmakers want to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the steward … More

    Threats to Economic Freedom in Belize?

    Although Belize has made some progress on its Index of Economic Freedom score in the past few years, recent actions by the government of Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the supermajority his United Democratic Party enjoys in Parliament may have put that progress at risk. Belize is increasingly wracked by … More

    Iran Detains the Highest Number of Journalists

    As censorship in Iran continues to increase, more journalists are being detained, tortured, and sentenced to long prison terms and in some potential cases, execution.  According to a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Iran has hit a new high in the detainment of journalists.  There are now … More

    Comcast-NBC: Why is the FCC Involved?

    Bidding has begun on Comcast’s acquisition of a majority stake in NBC Universal. No, not the bidding between GE and Comcast over the terms of the sale. That was the comparatively easy part. The real bidding is over at the FCC, as various interests work to get concessions and pledges … More

    'Net Neutrality' Throws Internet into Legal Limbo

    Since the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘net neutrality’ order last month there have been an avalanche of lawsuits including four last week alone.Responding to the suits, Ben Scott of Free Press, the energizer rabbit of pro-regulation media groups, said: The Internet is too important to let Comcast tie it up in … More