Censorship

Jason Aldean

Country Music Association Backtracks on Reporter Ban At Awards Gala

November 3, 2017: Under Pressure, the Country Music Association Apologies For Attempting to Silence Reporters The Country Music Association first told reporters covering the annual awards event next week that questions about “the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” were to be avoided. The penalty: a “security escort” out of the event. The Association[Read More…]

November 3, 2017 Access, Censorship, Top Stories
Reporter Arrested Covering Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

Reporter Arrested Covering Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

October 31, 2017: Aggressive Police Takedown of Reporter Leaves Many Wondering Why Video capturing the arrest of Shareblue Media’s Mike Stark show police officers aggressively confronting Stark. Fairfax County police are investigating. Did Stark break the law or was he being targeted and silenced? Shareblue Media reporter violently arrested while covering GOP nominee for Virginia governorhttps://t.co/HWHapmV0qu pic.twitter.com/vrHBa0lEfD — Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan)[Read More…]

November 1, 2017 Censorship, Top Stories
Can Journalists Be Silenced?

Can Journalists Be Silenced?

The most serious violation of First Amendment rights is considered to be prior restraints—judicial orders to stop publication of material in advance through the issuance of an injunction. With a prior restraint, ideas and news never see the light of day and so never enter the marketplace of ideas. Prior restraints are heavily disfavored and are assumed to be unconstitutional[Read More…]

April 1, 2017 Censorship, Prior Restraints