A Borough Park firebrand and New York City Council candidate pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of “inciting to riot” for whipping up a crowd that attacked a Hasidic journalist last fall during a protest against coronavirus restrictions that morphed into a pro-Trump rally.
The letter objects to “the unlawful detention and wrongful conviction of writers and thinkers.”
When Thomasz Piatek’s publisher released his explosive book last month about Poland’s defense minister, the well-known investigative journalist was braced for a defamation suit.
Freedom House, a freedom of the press watchdog, downgraded Israel’s status from “free” to “partly free,” citing the Israel Hayom daily, which is seen as pro-government.
Public media stalwarts like NPR, PBS and the BBC often come under political fire, but no one has come close to shutting them down. In Israel, it’s a different story.
Israel’s military shut down a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank over its calls to attack Israelis.
A Republican U.S. senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed “You let the world down.”
President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned what he called the “cowardly, evil” attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris and offered U.S. assistance to the French government.
Israel proudly boasts of the only truly free press in the Middle East. Journalists fret that a new libel law and government restrictions signal a harsher era.