press freedom

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Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression draws ire

A new U.N. human rights report identifies continuing efforts by Iran's government to silence its own people and curb press freedom.
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Tillerson pays tribute to victims of terrorism in Nairobi

Twenty years after terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. remain strong allies, working closely to defeat terrorism, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
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Americans speak their beliefs [video]

Democracies don't discourage free expression of beliefs, they promote it. Freedom of speech has been woven into the fabric of the U.S. since its founding.
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Outside Iranian prisons, families are desperate for news

After a brutal crackdown, family members waiting outside of prisons in Iran worry that their loved ones face torture and death at the hands of authorities.
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Government transparency depends on freedom of information

Since the 1960s, the Freedom of Information Act has kept Americans in the know about what their government is doing.
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Who gets to say what you can read?

Freedom of speech also means free access to information. Banned Books Week raises awareness about censorship.
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International Day of Democracy: Shareable quotes

September 15 is the International Day of Democracy, a day to honor the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and free and transparent elections.
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College newspapers are a proving ground

In the U.S., many journalists gain career experience while they are students, by reporting news for their schools' newspapers, radio stations or websites.
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A day in the life of a college newspaper editor

Can a school activity prepare you to be a reporter? ShareAmerica asked a former editor at Princeton University's daily paper what she learned.