TITLE

Bloggers and Their First Amendment Protection

AUTHOR(S)
Kirtley, Jane F.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Fall2003, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Emphasizes people in the United States who write Weblogs are protected by the Constitution's guarantee of freedom of speech. Citation of U.S. Supreme Court ruling which provide protection to Webloggers; Explanation that a Webloggers does not have to be a journalist to be protected from his right to free speech; Move of governments around the world to control information on the Internet including that of Weblogs; Freedom of speech limitations in other countries.
ACCESSION #
10976911

 

Related Articles

  • A federal judge has ruled that a suburban Chicago school district can bar students from distributing religious materials in schools if other students believe the school is advocating that religion.  // Education Week;10/30/1991, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p3 

    The article reports on the ruling of U.S. District Judge Paul Plunkett that the Wauconda district's restriction on the students' exercise of free speech were reasonable in Chicago. Illinois. School officials stopped Megan Hedges from distributing copies of the conservative Christian newspaper...

  • 4. Who let the blogs out? Media and free speech in post-coup Fiji. Foster, Sophie // Pacific Journalism Review;Sep2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p47 

    Fiji's fourth armed seizure of government on 5 December 2006 delivered more than a new administration—it heralded the onslaught of a new media environment. With a heavy military crackdown on dissenting opinion and subsequent self-censorship of mainstream media, anonymous weblogs became a...

  • Courting blogs. Yahn, Steve // Editor & Publisher;Aug2006, Vol. 139 Issue 8, p24 

    The article focuses on the Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act which protects online publishers from disclosing the names of anonymous third party posters who are participating in blogs. In a case involving a newspaper, Delaware Supreme Court Chief justice Myron Steele has ruled...

  • Central Asia's Cyber Chicanery.  // Transitions Online;6/27/2011, p2 

    The article presents the author's comments regarding incidents indicating a controversial track of freedom of speech in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. These include banning the website of the Ferghana Information Agency by Kyrgyz parliament, and blocking of WordPress in Kazakhstan for the third...

  • This May Annoy Free Speech Fundamentalists. Guest Voice // Moderate Voice;3/30/2012, p15 

    A blog related to freedom of speech in the U.S. is discussed.

  • Judge Grants Peace Activists Access to Atlanta Schools. Rodman, Blake // Education Week;9/10/1986, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p10 

    The article reports on the decision of a federal district judge stating that public schools violated the constitutional rights of a group of peace activists by refusing them access to the 22 high schools in Atlanta, Georgia. According to U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob, the activists' First...

  • W.Va. Student's Free Speech Discussed in 4th Circuit Opinion. LANNOM, ANDREA // State Journal (WV);8/5/2011, Vol. 27 Issue 30, p18 

    The article reports on the ruling of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that a free speech rights of West Virginia senior student, Kara Kowalski, were not violated after the Musselman High School suspended her for a Myspace group that focused on harassing a fellow classmate.

  • E-mails constitute trespassing: Court. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;12/24/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 52, p2 

    Reports on the court decision regarding unauthorized use of a company's electronic mail system in California. Details on the case; Reference to the logical application of the trespass to chattels; Issue on the violation to the right to free speech.

  • Court Distinguishes Between Threats, Free Speech. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;05/23/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 37, p3 

    Reports the distinguishing rule of the court between threats of violence and free speech in schools in the United States. Judgement over the an essay on teacher beheading; Justification court on the machete creative writing; Role of schools in student conduct shaping.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics