By Lena Williams The Constitutional right to free speech is guaranteed to all. It is one of America’s most cherished values, but it has limits. Consider the age-old examples that free speech prohibits a person from yelling “fire” in a crowded theater or that one person’s free speech ends where another person’s nose begins. In […]
By Lena Williams President Trump has repeatedly referred to the federal investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a witch hunt. In a tweet posted on May 11, Trump dubbed the ongoing Russia probe as “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump has tried to undermine, derail, […]
By Lena Williams In an extensive on-the-record interview with The New York Times on July 19, President Trump was oddly candid, brutally honest, bombastic and misleading. In other words, his usual self. The president told the Times he was disappointed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the federal investigation into whether the Trump […]
May 20-27 was a week that left journalists, world leaders and many Americans shaking their heads. By Lena Williams Indeed, the week of May 20-27 may well be remembered for a series of incidents that either emboldened or undermined the rights of a free press, along with Americans’ right to know.
“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy.” Nelson Mandela By Lena Williams May 19, 2017 – On May 3, journalists, watchdog groups and defenders of the press marked the 24th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day with a sobering international assessment on the state of press freedom. The observance was […]