Press Freedom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22837/all en Eve of Leveson inquiry report sees lawmakers divided on press freedom (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121128/eve-leveson-inquiry-report-lawmakers-divided-press-freedom The press is currently self-regulated through the Press Complaints Commission, but the Leveson report is expected to suggest statutory regulation overseen by an independent body.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121128/eve-leveson-inquiry-report-lawmakers-divided-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom United Kingdom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:52:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani and Barry Neild 5727452 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey has some serious human rights issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/turkey-has-some-serious-human-rights-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A number of right groups have sent an open letter to President Obama asking for a firmer hand dealing with Turkey. We lay out what the problems are. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Pearlman </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In an <a href="http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/content/turkey-open-letter-2013">open letter</a> to President Obama today, a number of rights organizations expressed their concern with the continuing human rights situation in Turkey, specifically calling on the administration to take a stronger hand with Prime Minister Erdogan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/turkey-has-some-serious-human-rights-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erdogan European Union human rights Internet open internet Press Freedom Turkey womens rights Rights Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:04:07 +0000 Alex Pearlman 5733335 at http://www.globalpost.com Private newspapers return to Myanmar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130401/private-newspapers-myanmar YANGON — "We've been waiting half a century for this day," said the editor of one of Myanmar's four new dailies.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130401/private-newspapers-myanmar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom Want to Know Myanmar Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Patrick Winn and Jessica Phelan 5798565 at http://www.globalpost.com #FreeAJStaff: Global day of action for imprisoned journalists in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140227/freeajstaff-global-day-action-imprisoned-journalists- Al Jazeera is calling for a Global Day of Action to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt for months.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140227/freeajstaff-global-day-action-imprisoned-journalists-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Need to Know Press Freedom Conflict Zones Politics Middle East Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:08:53 +0000 News Desk 6082449 at http://www.globalpost.com