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Presenting the 16th Annual Muzzle Awards

By Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism, Northeastern University When The Boston Phoenix ceased publication in March, I started casting about for a new home for the Muzzle Awards — an annual Fourth of July round-up of outrages against free speech in New England that I began writing in 1998, when I was on staff […]

Mass. SJC sides with embalmer in free speech case

By Laura Crimaldi, director, New England First Amendment Coalition The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently sided with an embalmer who lost his license after crude comments he made about handling remains were published in The Boston Phoenix. Troy Schoeller certainly didn’t spare anyone the gritty details of his life’s work when speaking to the Phoenix […]

A morally repugnant ban against a journalist

By Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism, Northeastern University This past March, we celebrated when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reversed a Bush-era ban on South African scholar Adam Habib, who had been prevented from traveling to the United States on unproven and undocumented charges that he was somehow tied to terrorism. Now the Obama administration […]