June 7, 2021 Find out more May 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court ruling protecting bloggers’ sources hailed as historic Follow the news on United States to go further Reporters Without Borders today hailed a Californian appeal court’s “historic” decision on 26 May that online journalists and bloggers have the same right to protect their sources as other kinds of journalists. The ruling was issued in a case between the US electronics manufacturer Apple and websites that posted confidential information about some of its products. RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information Organisation News June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders today hailed a Californian appeal court’s “historic” decision on 26 May that online journalists and bloggers have the same right to protect their sources as other kinds of journalists. The ruling was issued in a case between the US electronics manufacturer Apple and websites that posted confidential information about some of its products.“We have often had occasion to stress, especially in connection with this case, that online journalists and bloggers whose activity is similar to journalism should enjoy the same protection as professional journalists working for the traditional media,” the press freedom organisation said. “We were very shocked Apple’s attempt to ride roughshod over the principle of the confidentiality of sources by trying to make a distinction between bloggers and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Its position was all the more astonishing as it uses its community of fans, especially the online ones, to get people talking about its products.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The Californian appeal court’s decision is historic because it gives a new legitimacy to bloggers. Even though they do not have press cards, they will henceforth have right of place in the world of news and information.”In his ruling, the appeal court judge refused to make a distinction between “legitimate and illegitimate” news reports, warning that any attempt to go down this road would jeopardize the goals of the First Amendment (the constitutional amendment that protects free expression). He rejected Apple’s petition on the grounds of California’s so-called shield law, which protects the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. The text of the ruling (“Apple v. Does”) can be downloaded from the Reporters Without Borders website.Apple was concerned about the confidential information about its products that was posted on two websites, Powerpage and Appleinsider, and it was trying to identify the employees responsible for these leaks.It tried to get information from those in charge of the websites, and then from their Internet Service Providers. In December 2004, it asked Nfoc, the company handling Powerpage’s Internet connection, to hand over the e-mail messages received by its editor, Jason O’Grady, as part of the investigation into the leaks about Asteroid, one of the products concerned.Apple then subpoenaed the Electronic Frontier Foundation – a cyber-freedom group that is defending Powerpage and Appleinsider in this case – demanding the same information. When someone refuses to comply with a subpoena under US law, the dispute can be referred to a judge. In this case, Apple’s subpoena was upheld by a lower court, prompting the referral to an appeal court.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more
* Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment oran advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?YesNo Posting Open Date05/29/2020 RankAssistant/Associate Professor Duties and Responsibilities The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for teachingprogram curriculum in the area of Prelaw/Legal Studies, as well asupdating the program by creating new courses. In addition, theposition includes a responsibility to teach various courses in thelarger area of Political Science. The Faculty contractual dutiesinclude, but are not limited to conducting scholarly activities inhis/her particular field; developing and supervising interns andfield experiences in the judicial field; developing classroomsimulations such as Moot Court & Mock Trials; directing studentresearch, field projects, professional papers, and theses;demonstrating proficiency in various modes of distance education;advising discipline majors/minors, and performing other relatedduties as required. The successful candidate must have a strong academic background,which includes teaching law-related courses at the universitylevel; experience in teaching legal reasoning, written and oralarguments, and formal logic; an ability to do scholarly researchand proof of that ability with Peer-reviewed scholarlypublications. Classification TitleTenure Track The ideal candidate will have strengths in one or more of thefollowing areas: Tribal Governance/Law, Constitutional Law, TortLaw, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, or Civil RightsLaw. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Public Job PostingInternal Job PostingAgency ReferralAdvertisement/PublicationPersonal ReferralWebsiteOther Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover Letter/ Letter of InterestCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts Conferring Required DegreeEvidence of Teaching and Research ExcellenceLetter(s) of RecommendationOptional DocumentsList of Three Professional References with Name, Address andE-Mail What is your Philosophy for serving students?(Open Ended Question)Please describe the attributes that will make you a strongcandidate for this position(Open Ended Question)Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question) Minimum Qualifications Posting Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Open Until FilledYes Posting NumberF180P Work LocationLas Vegas, NM Campus Quick Linkhttps://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/5741 Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science or LegalStudies. The Department of History & Political Science offers aB.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Prelaw/LegalStudies and Liberal Arts, and a M.A. graduate program with aconcentration in Political & Governmental Processes. TheDepartment invites applicants passionate about teaching, research,and service to fill a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/AssociateProfessor position beginning in Spring 2021. Posting Details Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). A complete application will include: 1) Letter of interestdescribing teaching, research and service, 2) University employmentapplication, 3) Curriculum Vitae, 4) Official copies of advanceddegree transcript, 5) Three letters of recommendation, and 6)official teaching evaluations for the previous academic year. Formore information please contact Dr. Elaine Rodriquez, [email protected] For disabled access or services, call (505)454-3224. International applicants must be in legal status to workin the United States. NMHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Position Summary Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of Political Science or LegalStudies Preferred Qualifications A Ph.D. in Political Science or Legal Studies. Advanced ABD’swithin six months of completion of all Ph.D. requirements will beconsidered.