Freedom of the Press

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

British broadcasting regulators had harsh words for News Corp’s James Murdoch this week, but the son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is nevertheless expected to soon oversee the operations of the Fox Networks Group. Only hours after the UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) essentially decided James Murdoch failed with his handling of the phone-hacking […]

Photographers in Los Angeles considered terrorists under official LAPD policy

Photographers in Los Angeles considered terrorists under official LAPD policy

The next time a tourist snaps a picture of the famous Hollywood sign, their photo won’t be the only item added to the annals. The LAPD considers photography a suspicious activity, and trying to take certain shots may add a page to your personal file. A memo released last month by Police Chief Charlie Bucks re-categorizes certain […]

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the Pentagon’s legal threats against the author. Despite a potential lawsuit against the author of “No Easy Day,” Penguin Books is not delaying or canceling its […]

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

Self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is facing a lawsuit for ordering police to break into the homes of two journalists and arresting them in the middle of the night. The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions have included organizing detention facilities for illegal […]