Freedom of speech

In this March 2, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump invites to the podium, Hayden Williams, a field representative of the Leadership Institute, who was assaulted at Berkeley campus, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md. Trump is expected to order U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal funding. White House officials say Trump will sign an executive order Thursday requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants. Trump initially proposed the idea during a March 2 speech to conservative activists. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 21, 2019 - 8:37 pm
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to certify that they protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding, White House officials said. Trump initially proposed the idea during a March 2 speech to conservative activists...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the Democratic governor and attorney general's powers, brushing aside GOP lawmakers' concerns that the move leaves thousands of pages of statutes passed in so-called extraordinary...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top media regulator has put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move is the latest step by the government of President Abdel-Fattah...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Attorneys tell a federal judge that Tesla CEO Elon Musk shouldn't be found in contempt because he didn't violate a securities fraud settlement. The attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night, March 11, 2019, that a Feb. 19 tweet by Musk merely restated prior disclosures on electric car production volumes. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous." Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange...
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Pakistanis protest to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, March 15, 2019. Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan has condemned attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, saying he blames rising "Islamophobia." Khan wrote Friday on Twitter that "terrorism does not have a religion." (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 15, 2019 - 7:23 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says bigotry in Western countries has led to the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand. In a Friday tweet Mohammad Javad Zarif said: "Impunity...
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March 14, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ruling on a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's legal team plans to appeal a ruling that Trump isn't immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant...
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German broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief Joerg Brase poses for photographs in Istanbul, Sunday, March 10, 2019. Brase and Thomas Seibert of Tagesspiegel were stripped of their press credentials to work in Turkey and had left the country. They have called the government's move an attempt to silence international media and German officials have criticised Turkey's refusal to renew their accreditations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 10, 2019 - 10:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two German journalists who were stripped of their media credentials to work in Turkey called the government's move an attempt to silence international news organizations and said they refused to be intimidated. German public broadcaster ZDF's Istanbul bureau chief, Joerg Brase, and...
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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2018 file photo shows migrants near the Chaparral border crossing watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
March 07, 2019 - 4:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and "instigators" during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan, infuriating civil liberties and media groups who called it a blatant violation of free speech rights. U.S. Customs and Border...
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This 2018 photo released by Florida based WPLG digital television station shows U.S. journalist Cody Weddle in Caracas, Venezuela. Weddle was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday, March 6, 2019, according to lawyers and press freedom groups. After arriving to Venezuela as an English-language correspondent for state-run network Telesur, Weddle had been reporting from Venezuela for more than four years, most recently working as a freelance journalist for the ABC affiliate in Miami. He also contributed to the Miami Herald and The Telegraph in Britain. (WPLG via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment Wednesday amid Venezuela's escalating political turmoil, then was freed several hours later and deported, executives at his Miami-based TV station and union representatives said. Cody Weddle was taken to the...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md. Trump’s proposed executive order to protect free speech on college campuses follows a growing chorus of complaints from members of Congress and others that the nation’s universities are attempting to silence conservative voices by heckling, disinviting and otherwise discouraging their presence. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed executive order to protect free speech on college campuses follows a growing chorus of complaints from conservatives that the nation's universities are attempting to silence their voices when they're heckled, disinvited or their presence on campus...
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