Posts by Gene Policinski:
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Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.
The First Amendment is the means, mechanism and method by which we use freedom to participate in self-governance and work to achieve Martin Luther King’s vision of equality.
In-house ombudsmen who publicly criticize bad reporting by their news organizations help the public judge news-media credibility.
Can Amazon founder sustain focus on holding government accountable in an era of news as celebrity fluff and pundit chatter?
We’re only in the early rounds of balancing legitimate national-security concerns against over-classification and with the need of the public for accurate information on what its government is doing.
If you don’t like the glam-rock picture of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, then don’t buy the magazine.
State of the First Amendment survey showing steep rise in number of people saying First Amendment goes too far is cause for concern for the freedoms that make us who we are.
Journalists – reporters and photographers – are being arrested while reporting on public demonstrations or police activity on matters of public interest.
Shouting down or drowning out speakers is not an exercise is free speech. No ideas are exchanged when the speech from one party or group is simply designed to inhibit the speech of another.
An irony of timing twice has put U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning in the headlines at critical moments in gaining congressional approval of a federal shield law that would protect journalists and their confidential sources.
Will the government ever do it – charge a reporter under the Espionage Act with endangering national security for disclosing classified information?
No journalist ever has been prosecuted for receiving and writing about such leaked information. Two recent controversies raised questions of how far the Justice Department officials might go in investigations of such “leaks.”
Freedom to report the news requires the freedom to gather it. In the months ahead, that basic concept – so central to the First Amendment’s protection of a free press – will also be at the heart of the ongoing debate over how far government officials may go in pursuit of those responsible for “leaking” classified information to journalists.
What The Associated Press calls “a massive and unprecedented intrusion by the Department of Justice”(DOJ) into its news gathering activities is more than an affront to a free press — it’s a direct challenge.
The news that an office of the Internal Revenue Service had targeted for review a number of groups with names that included “patriot” or “tea party” is chilling enough to hear – but there’s even more reason to be concerned from a First Amendment perspective.