Archive for March, 2005

Strenghtening FOIA won’t be easy, Cornyn says

by   |  03.31.05  |  Current Events

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is making great efforts to improve access to federal information. The proposed legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, calling for a panel to study it can be found here. More »

Is there no such thing as neutral reportage?

by   |  03.29.05  |  Current Events

The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Pennsylvania public officials to sue the media over the false accusations of their political opponents. More »

PBS, Buster and the Iraq War

by   |  03.23.05  |  Current Events

The question should not be whether PBS has pulled back from covering things in an “edgy” way, which assumes some sort of bias. Instead, isn’t it time to question why the government is still involved in television programming? More »

Chron wins SCOTex libel case

by   |  03.22.05  |  Current Events, Libel

Three Smith County prosecutors failed to show actual malice in a case over a June 2000 story in the Houston Chronicle. According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: More »