Trump accuses media of under-reporting news of terror citing list of 78 attacks, many of which received extensive global coverage, while the media reacts with predictable outrage. The visa ban heads to the 9th Circuit court of appeals, where arguments are to be available via webstream at 3PM PST/6PM EST‎. Meanwhile, Orwell’s 1984 comes to Broadway (and a theatre near you).
-Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director

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PEN America’s take on today’s most pressing threats to free expression


Trump: ‘Dishonest press’ won’t report terrorist attacks
President Trump used his first speech to military service members Monday to accuse the news media of refusing to report on terrorist attacks.

Spicer: New York Times owes Trump an apology
The White House press secretary demanded an apology from The New York Times for publishing an article containing new details about President Trump’s earliest days in office, even disputing whether the president owns a bathrobe.

Melania Trump refiles suit against Daily Mail for reporting escort rumors
First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a libel lawsuit against the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail’s website, this time in New York, for reporting rumours that she worked as an escort.

CNN’s Jake Tapper: Trump Challenging Legitimacy Of Courts, Free Press
Jake Tapper points out how President Trump is trying to “delegitimize” two “fundamental pillars” of American society: The courts and the free press.

Unsolicited Advice for the White House Press Corps
The press corps eventually will regain its capabilities by calibrating and adapting their techniques. After chatting about this topic with all who would listen, I’ve assembled a bundle of unsolicited advice that might help.


Journalist Syndicate: Israel’s arrest of Al-Qeq ‘arbitrary measure’
The Israeli arrest of former hunger striker Mohamed Al-Qeq is an “arbitrary measure”, stressing it came on grounds of “suppressing free speech”, reported the head of the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate saying yesterday.

Kenya: Relief for Journalists as Court Throws Out Criminal Libel Law
A Kenyan court on Monday declared unconstitutional a section of the Penal Code that criminalised some aspects of libel and defamation, terming it an affront to freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Constitution.

China plans to tighten internet controls in bid to shut out foreign competition
China’s Internet regulator is planning to tighten controls even further, by setting up a new inter-departmental commission to vet internet services and hardware.

Bangladeshi mayor’s driver detained over journalist killing
The driver of Bangladeshi Mayor Halimul Haque Miru has been detained for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul.

Canadian journalist’s fight to keep info from police arrives at Appeal Court
A judge who ordered a journalist to turn over his background materials to the RCMP failed to properly balance the need to prosecute a serious crime against the ability of the media to do their jobs, an Appeal Court heard Monday.

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