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As White House Ramps Up Attacks on Free Press, NRA Issues Warning to New York Times
Conservative commentator tells newspaper, "We're coming for you"
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Screen shot of C-SPAN broadcast of Department of Justice briefing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on "culture of leaking" Views
Facing Crisis of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges to Intensify War on Leaks
President Donald Trump's administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press...
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The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom groups are tracking threats to journalists with a new website. News
Amid Trump's Chilling War on Media, Press Freedom Groups Expose Threats to US Journalists
New database catalogues 46 attacks on free press in 2017 so far
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"Donald Trump's norm breaking is trickling down and shaping the opinions of rank-and-file Republicans" News
Poll: 'Scary' Number of Republicans Support Court-Ordered Press Censorship
45 percent of Republicans favor giving courts the power to shutter "biased" media outlets—a number commentators argued should be "scary for anyone concerned about the future of American democracy."
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A Letter to Trump
When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. —Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (1913) Dear Mr. Trump, Forgive me for not addressing you as president but the words do not permit themselves to be formed when I think of that word and you. If you read my columns you have probably...
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Today Is the Day to Fight to Save the Internet
The Trump FCC — like the rest of this administration — is doing everything in its power to serve corporations and harm the rest of us.
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The struggle to preserve net neutrality is the "free speech fight of our generation," argues Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future. News
National Day of Action Aims to 'Save the Internet From Trump and His Cronies'
"The existing net neutrality protections put Internet users in the driver's seat and keep big cable and phone companies from controlling what you see and do online."
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'Autocrats Are Rejoicing': Trump's Latest Attack on Press Meets Fierce Rebuke
"We will keep doing our jobs," said CNN. "He should start doing his."
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"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it," wrote the Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik. News
As White House Cracks Down on Press, Calls Grow for Journalists to Fight Back
"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it."
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Don't Let Trump Silence Communities of Color
Thanks to the open internet, a new generation of activists fighting for civil rights and equality has been able to make their voices heard in ways previously unimaginable. Now the Trump administration is trying to turn back the clock and silence them by undoing the Net Neutrality rules. That is...
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