Archive: Press Freedom

Putin's Russia -- Case Study in Media Control

Starting Saturday, the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies will for the first time hold a major summit meeting in a country without a free press. The heads of states attending the 32nd annual G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

By Editors | July 13, 2006; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (8)

Pakistan's Blog Blockade

"Americans will support the Pakistani people as they take further steps toward democracy," declared President Bush at a state dinner in Pakistan last Saturday. One of those steps, say two Pakistani bloggers, would be to restore the country's access a...

By Jefferson Morley | March 8, 2006; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (56)

Arab Press on Trial Again

As freedom of the press in the Arab world grows, so do the challenges faced by independent journalists there. Yesterday, Kuwait passed one of the strongest press freedom laws in the Arab world. Tomorrow, Muhammad al Asadi, editor of the...

By Jefferson Morley | March 7, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (5)


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