Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today -100: June 11, 1913: Of press regulation and Balkan wars

The Supreme Court rules that the law requiring newspapers to name their owners, editors, stockholders etc and to clearly label anything written in exchange for money (including editorials) as advertisement in order to be allowed to go through the mails at the periodical rate is constitutional because it wasn’t an infringement of freedom of the press but a mere postal regulation.

The Second Balkan War won’t officially begin for a few days, but they’re definitely killing each other. That’s Greece and Serbia on one side, Bulgaria on the other, over the spoils of the First Balkan War. Serbs forces are demanding that the Bulgarians evacuate Volodan or it will bombard Istip (┼átip); these are probably actual places that actually exist.

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