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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, delivering the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture to cap PEN America’s World Voices Festival, speaks out about threats to press freedom around the world–and in the United States. (Watch again!) President Trump tweets condemnation of New York Times story and one of its reporters by name; newspaper stands by story and notes the attributed quotes. Newspaper publishers eyeing new tariffs that will make the price newsprint from Canada spike. -Dru Menaker, Chief Operating Officer
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Clinton: No surprise Trump is joking about throwing reporters in jail
“Although obsessed with his own press coverage, he evaluates it based not on whether it provides knowledge or understanding, but solely on whether the daily coverage helps him and hurts his opponents,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said of Trump at the PEN World Voices Festival.
Trump Criticizes Times Report About His Longtime Lawyer
Mr. Trump often assails news organizations over reports he sees as unfavorable. While he rarely criticizes reporters by name, it was not the first time that he has singled out Maggie Haberman. In March, he disputed an article describing his discussions about expanding the legal team that is dealing with the special counsel.
NEW YORK TIMES
Local newspapers fear tariffs could cripple them
The tariffs have been widely opposed, with critics arguing that Canadian paper helps support 600,000 American jobs in newspaper publishing and commercial printing. Several American mills have either shuttered or stopped making newsprint in the last decade as industry demand has weakened.
She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To Be More “Balanced.”
Sinclair has garnered national attention for forcing stations across the country to carry pro-Trump, “must-run” segments and instructing anchors to read statements touting conservative talking points. Reporter Suri Crowe’s experience demonstrates how the parent company’s ideology can permeate throughout local news reporting.
Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted *PEN Case List
The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to “entrap” them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.
Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army’s bid for control
Many TV channels and newspapers are choosing to self-censor content critical of the military in what journalists, rights activists and analysts see as the army’s most powerful and sophisticated push in decades, in an attempt to suppress freedom of expression and manipulate public opinion before July’s general election.
Journalist among at least 10 killed in Nicaragua protests
The UN Human Rights Office condemned the violence against protesters. Nicaragua “needs to comply with their international obligations to guarantee that people are able to freely express their rights of freedom of expression and freedom to peacefully assemble,” UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Liz Throssell said in a statement.
EU moves to protect whistleblowers
“There should be no punishment for doing the right thing,” Commission Vice President Francs Timmermans said. “In addition, today’s proposals also protect those who act as sources for investigative journalists, helping to ensure that freedom of expression and freedom of the media are defended in Europe.”
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match
Mass media has long been used to mobilize mass violence. Facebook, by democratizing communication tools, gives anyone with a smartphone the ability to broadcast hate. A reconstruction of Sri Lanka’s descent into violence found that Facebook’s newsfeed played a central role in nearly every step from rumor to killing.
NEW YORK TIMES
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