George W Bush backs free press in rare interview

He told NBC's Today program a free media was needed to call those in power to account, Joinfo.comreports with reference to the BBC. President Donald Trump has feuded with some media groups since taking office, calling negative news coverage "fake". Mr Bush also

White House press secretary Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown

According to Politico, press secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures that include random phone checks of White House staffers, overseen by White House attorneys. The push to snuff out leaks

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press, CNN reports. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were

Suppressing free press is ‘how dictators get started’: US Senator McCain

The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a tweet in which Trump accused the media of being “the enemy of the American people”, Reuters reports. The international order established after World War Two was built in part on