The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control – a move sought by both President Barack Obama and FCC Chairnman Julius Genachowski.
"The Icelandic parliament has approved a package of broad protections for journalists, making the island nation perhaps the safest place in the world to afflict the comfortable and speak truth to power.
Icelandic leaders wanted to create a
In the past few weeks the U.S. has witnessed an aggressive crack down on whistleblowers. For many the Obama administration's tough investigative stance on unauthorized press leaks goes against the president's own election promises to bring back openn
In an obvious attempt to hide their thuggery behind a veneer of paternalism, author Jacob Sullum points out some members of Congress are ignoring the phrase 'Congress shall make no law' when it comes to the First Amendment.
An American rights group is suing the police in Pennsylvania for issuing tickets, which carry a jail sentence, to people for swearing. The ACLU, which filed the lawsuits earlier, argues that the right to use profanity is protected by the U.S. Constit
Speaking at Hampton University in Virginia, the president raised alarms when he said "information becomes a distraction, a diversion" that is putting "pressure on our country and on our democracy."