Freedom of speech

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, Lebanese anchorwoman Dima Sadek uses her cellphone to film an anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon. Sadek, who last month resigned as an anchorwoman at the LBC TV, blamed Hezbollah supporters for robbing her smartphone while she was filming protests, and said the harassment was followed by insulting and threatening phone calls to her mother, who suffered a stroke as a result of the stress. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 07, 2019 - 2:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled...
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December 06, 2019 - 11:06 am
BOSTON (AP) — A jury on Friday began weighing the fate of a man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer in a case centered on whether a threatening tweet is protected speech. Lawyers in the trial of Brandon Ziobrowski, 35, made their closing...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, shows the United States Department of State seal on a podium at the State Department in Washington. Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds. State Department rules took effect in May and apply to more than 14 million applicants each year, requiring them to register all their social media handles from the past five years on about 20 different online platforms. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds. State Department rules took effect in May and apply...
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Polish law professor of international renown, Wojciech Sadurski,right, in courtroom with his attorneys at the opening of a trial in which the ruling party Law and Justice is suing him for defamation over a 2018 tweet in which he called the party an "organized criminal group," at the Provincial Court in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Sadurski said he acted in public interest when he expressed his private view that the party's policies break Poland's legal order. The court's verdict is expected Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 27, 2019 - 6:10 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s ruling party is suing a law professor of international renown for defamation over comments he made on Twitter. The case against Wojciech Sadurski, a constitutional law professor who is a vocal critic of Poland’s right-wing government, opened Wednesday in Warsaw’s...
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Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist who spent three years in a Russian prison on spying charges, speaks to reporters to described how he would create paintings of cathedrals and other scenes as a way of surviving his imprisonment at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The Association of Polish Journalists is exhibiting reproductions of his works. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 26, 2019 - 11:07 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Ukrainian journalist convicted in Russia of spying and jailed for three years has described how he created paintings of cathedrals, lighthouses and soothing landscapes as a form of psychological therapy during his imprisonment. Roman Sushchenko, who denies spying, said...
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In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 photo, Moroccan rapper Abdelkrim Bouhjir, known as Kouz1, performs at a rap concert as part of the Visa for Music festival in Rabat, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
November 25, 2019 - 10:48 am
FES, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan rapper Gnawi knew the police would come when he and two friends released an unusually outspoken video exposing their country’s problems with migration and drugs and expressing frustration with the king. And sure enough, they did. Gnawi, a former military serviceman...
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Inyoung You leaves Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 after pleading not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say You sent Alexander Urtula more than 47,000 text messages in the last two months of their relationship, including many urging him to "go kill yourself." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 22, 2019 - 9:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student made her first court appearance Friday to face charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors describe as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Suffolk...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year’s migrant caravan. The lawsuit filed by the...
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Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia pose for photos standing next to a self-portrait of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, accompanied by the museum director Jorge Fernandez, at the Bellas Artes Museum in Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, Pool)
November 14, 2019 - 3:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI has called for political diversity and freedom of expression during an official visit to Cuba. The king, who was ending his trip on Thursday, said he hopes Cuba turns to a multi-party political model that guarantees media rights. At a Wednesday dinner with Cuban...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, an emergency employee helps an injured person after a neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A group of plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit alleging that individuals who planned the rally conspired to infringe on their civil rights. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 14, 2019 - 12:41 pm
The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet. Using a...
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