After Ferguson, PEN Calls for New Police Guidelines on Media Freedom

PEN Demands Better Police Guidelines for Media Freedom

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The striking number of violations of press freedom during the Ferguson, MO protests reveals an urgent need for better training for… Read More

Obama assails Ebola quarantines, saying they are based on fear, not facts

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President Obama on Tuesday forcefully rejected the idea of a quarantine for medical­ workers returning from Ebola-affected­… Read More

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Zambian leader Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian… Read More


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My parents mortality is something I’d been aware of as long as I’ve been aware of my own. As soon as I realized my parents… Read More

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Women and girls kidnapped by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are raped and forced to marry fighters even if they are underage… Read More

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The trials of three of four members of Florida A&M University’s marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter… Read More

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In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, black women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average.   LaKeisha… Read More

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