Freedom Of The Press

LAS VEGAS - A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year.

KAMPALA, Uganda - A Ugandan court on Wednesday scrapped sedition legislation used to prosecute more than a dozen journalists and politicians, a decision campaigners described as a victory on a continent where freedom of speech is often under attack.

JOHANNESBURG - The U.S. ambassador called for South Africa's government and journalists to work together Wednesday amid growing tensions over a proposed law that could jail reporters for publishing information that officials want kept secret.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Make no joke about it, Brazil's presidential election is a serious affair, devoid of Jon Stewart's wry jabs, sidesplitting Top 10 lists or the "Saturday Night Live" cast lampooning politicians left and right that characterized the latest U.S.

WASHINGTON - A judge has lifted an order that prevented a legal newspaper from publishing information found in court records that were supposed to have been shielded from public view.
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