After editor’s handcuffing, CFOIC and journalist groups urge 1st Amendment training for police

“Deeply concerned, dismayed and disappointed” by the detention of Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene last week while she photographed police officers, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and two journalist associations are urging the Denver Department of Public Safety to institute intensive First Amendment training for its employees.

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Myanmar Court has Opportunity to Uphold Press Freedoms by Dropping Case Against Reuters Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

NEW YORK—Given the lack of relevant evidence brought forward in the pre-trial period, and the testimony suggesting police entrapped Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Myanmar courts face an important opportunity to uphold the value of a free press by dropping the case and immediately releasing the two reporters, PEN America said in a statement today.

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A look at research, proposals & tools to combat misinformation

Following some bad press this week, Elon Musk blew up parts of the Twitterverse by declaring he may start a crowd-sourced service to determine news bias and credibility. (Not a new idea, as Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact Checking Network quickly pointed out, and one that done sloppily can do real harm.) When a Silicon Valley celebrity like Elon Musk brings up the issue of news trustworthiness, it’s a good time to review progress by a sample of Knight-supported projects and research already underway.

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Mexican authorities carry out arrest warrant for second person in journalist Javier Valdez's murder case

The Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (Feadle) of Mexico, with the help of Federal Police, carried out an arrest warrant against Juan Francisco “N,” known as “Quillo,” “for his probable participation in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, on May 15, 2017,” according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR, for its acronym in Spanish).

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