press freedom

Newseum to Host Special Program on the Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

Trump at news conference

The program will convene members of the press, government officials and First Amendment advocates to discuss First Amendment challenges in the early days of the current administration.
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At Long Last, the Stuff of Journalism

White House press corps

A free press is now in full-operating mode in the role that the nation’s founders intended: as a watchdog on government.
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Native journalist faces trespass, riot charges — in silence

Jenni Monet

Native American journalist Jenni Monet was arrested last week while covering protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Why aren’t more journalism institutions rallying in her support?
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World Press Freedom Remained Low in 2015

press freedom map

The percentage of the world’s population that has access to a free press remained at its lowest point in more than a decade in 2015, according to an annual report released by Freedom House.
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Washington Post reporter released from Iranian prison

Jason Rezaian

Jason Rezaian had been held captive for 544 days on espionage charges.
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500-plus days of injustice — Free Washington Post‘s Jason Rezaian

Iran has now unjustly imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian for more than 500 days — a travesty piled atop an absurdity that compounds a tragedy.
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Washington Post Reporter Convicted

Jason Rezaian

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison since 2014, was found guilty Oct. 11 following a secret trial on charges of espionage.
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Journalist’s Fate in Limbo

Jason Rezaian

Coming off the release of two imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Sept. 23, the president of Iran has indicated a willingness to release Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, but with conditions.
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Journalists Freed in Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalists

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were released from an Egyptian jail Sept. 23 after a pardon by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who freed a total of 100 prisoners.
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Journalists Jailed in Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalists

Al-Jazeera will appeal Egypt’s sentence of three years in jail for three of the news organization’s journalists.
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