First Five: Privacy in the digital age, a Justice Breyer discussion, Oscar-winning Spotlight, Comey’s mistake

Spotlight cast via LA Times

            Spotlight cast via LA Times

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Inside the First Amendment

WHERE ARE PRIVACY, NATIONAL SECURITY LIMITS IN NEW DIGITAL AGE?

Gene Policinski, Newseum Institute
The legal tug of war between Apple and the FBI over access to a single iPhone is shaping up to be one of the first great national disputes of the Digital Age.


NEXT UP ON THE 2016 DEBATE STAGE: MADISON, JEFFERSON – AND US

Gene Policinski, Newseum Institute
Memo to Donald Trump: If you find it tough debating opponents named Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson, just wait until you come up against Madison, Jefferson and their crew.


Panel Discussions

THE COURT AND THE WORLD: AMERICAN LAW AND THE NEW GLOBAL REALITIES

Newseum
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, discusses his latest book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” with NBC Justice correspondent Pete Williams.


Commentary

WHY SPOTLIGHT’S OSCAR WIN IS A GREAT THING FOR JOURNALISM

Alicia Shepard, The Guardian
The win should do wonders for the news business, the public’s understanding of journalism and those of us who believe passionately in journalism’s mission to ultimately inform and do good.


THE NEW YORK TIMES’ STRANGE BEHAVIOR IN THE CONTROVERSY OVER TRUMP’S OFF-THE-RECORD COMMENTS

Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
The editors are not arguing that it’s justified for them to disclose Trump’s off-the-record comments. To the contrary: They’re invoking off-the-record principles to justify their refusal to publish the relevant recording of their discussions with Trump.


IN THE NEWS

VICELAND, A NEW CABLE CHANNEL, AIMS TO STAND OUT

Mike Hale, The New York Times
It further expands Vice’s already-substantial efforts in video programming, joining the company’s highly popular online library and a documentary series, “Vice,” on HBO.


ARE INTELLIGENCE SECTOR REFORMS ENOUGH TO PROTECT COLOMBIA’S JOURNALISTS?

Mike Hale, The New York Times
Recent claims of reporters being spied on and government agencies buying advanced surveillance technology without ensuring clear guidelines over its use has raised questions about the country’s commitment to ending abusive practices.


FBI DIRECTOR COMEY ADMITS ‘MISTAKE MADE’ IN CHANGING APPLE PASSWORD

Dawn Chmielewski, re/code
FBI Director James Comey made the admission today, in response to a question raised during a House Judiciary Committee hearing into the question of encryption.


SAUDI ARABIA SENTENCES A MAN TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON AND 2,000 LASHES FOR EXPRESSING HIS ATHEISM ON TWITTER

Ashley Cowburn, The Independent
The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man admitted to being an atheist and refused to repent, saying that what he wrote reflected his own beliefs and that he had the right to express them.


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