March 5, 2007
FCC Ends Investigation Into Possible Wal-Mart Violation of Section 301
The FCC and Wal-Mart have entered into a consent decree terminating an agency investigation "initiated by the Enforcement Bureau regarding whether Wal-Mart violated Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended...and Section 25.102(a) and 25.117(a) of the Commissions Rules... by modifying its satellite each station facilities without authorization and operating these facilities at variance from the terms of the authorizations."
Jordan's Parliament Passes Draft Law That Would Allow Prison For Journalists
Jordan's Parliament has passed a draft law that would allow reporters to be sentenced to prison for defaming religions protected under the country's constitution.The bill, which is opposed by the Jordanian Press Association, must still be approved by the Jordanian Senate. Read more here in the Middle East Times.
March 4, 2007
Men In Tights
Remember that BBC drama Robin Hood, put on hold because someone made off with the tapes? They eventually turned up and the drama premiered, first in the UK, and now here on the cable channel BBC America. It's dashing, it's colorful, it has plenty of swordplay, but it also has some glimpses into the not-so-gentle world of early Angevin England. Good stuff.