February 4, 1991 |
Radio Rossiya, which in the past two months has become a strong alternative political voice in the Soviet Union, was restricted this weekend to frequencies that cannot be received in many parts of the country in a Kremlin reassertion of its control over the mass media. But the Russian Federation, the sponsor of Radio Rossiya and the country's largest republic, vowed Sunday to ensure that the station's uncensored reports are heard again throughout Russia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1989 |
Orange County Jewish leaders said Wednesday that they are not satisfied with a written apology by editors of the Saddleback Community College's student-run newspaper for publishing a commentary that was widely criticized as being anti-Semitic. Only a retraction, or a written admission of error, would lay the issue to rest, the Jewish leaders said.
October 14, 1987 |
The Supreme Court heard lively debate Tuesday on two controversial questions: does the Constitution's guarantee of freedom of the press extend to student journalists and are military contractors immune from suits by servicemen injured or killed by defective products?
April 19, 2000 |
In an escalating controversy over Hong Kong's autonomy, journalists in the territory launched a protest campaign Tuesday over what they said are attempts to curtail press freedom. "We will not be propaganda machines," said a petition circulated by the Hong Kong Journalists Assn. during a 24-hour drive to obtain signatures from local media outlets. The move came after Beijing warned journalists here not to report on viewpoints supporting Taiwanese independence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989 |
Editors of Saddleback College's student-run newspaper, under fire for publishing an opinion piece that attacks Israel, vowed Wednesday not to bow to pressure for a retraction from administrators and local Jewish leaders who said the article was anti-Semitic. Staff members of the Lariat, however, have agreed, to print a two-paragraph "editor's note" in today's edition of the weekly that expresses "regret (over) any emotional distress (the) commentary and illustration have caused."
October 1, 1987 |
They write in the newspapers whatever they want ; They get into beds, peeping through keyholes ; There's nothing that can be done ; There's no mercy here. -- From the song, "My Little Journalist" That popular song, by one of Israel's most famous singers, is a poignant protest about the media's apparently insatiable appetite for gossip about entertainment figures.
September 26, 1991 |
At the center of the political firestorm in Soviet Georgia stands a sad-eyed man in a natty, double-breasted suit--the national paradox of Georgia. Four months after being swept into the presidency with 87% of the vote, Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia (pronounced ZVEE-AHD GAHM-suh-HER-dee-uh) has provoked opposition that threatens to explode into full-scale civil war.
November 18, 1990 |
The Bush Administration, advocating a sharp revision in 1st Amendment law, urged the Supreme Court on Saturday to allow a judge to listen to taped phone calls made by deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega before they can be broadcast by Cable News Network. While the press has a right to freely disseminate news and information, the "rule of law" allows a judge in some instances to "temporarily bar" a publication or broadcast to study its content, Solicitor General Kenneth W.
March 26, 1991 |
An apparently skeptical federal judge opened trial Monday in a novel constitutional test of whether television cameras and the rest of the news media must be allowed at executions at San Quentin State Prison. U.S. District Judge Robert H. Schnacke declared at the outset that he was quite satisfied that the press had no such right of access under the 1st Amendment.
April 5, 1988 |
The Supreme Court Monday let stand the largest libel award in American history, a $3-million judgment against CBS Inc. and a Chicago television newsman who falsely accused a tobacco firm of employing a secret strategy to lure young people into smoking. The verdict against CBS and newsman Walter Jacobson was four times larger than any libel award ever approved by the federal appellate courts, according to the Libel Defense Resource Center in New York.