Corporate Media Join In Editorializing For Press Freedom…For Themselves

By Dave Lindorff, Thiscantbehappening.net -

Some 300 newspapers, large and small, joined today in publishing, often on their front pages, editorials defending the First Amendment’s freedom of the press, often making note of their own [...]

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

At the big “Treason Summit” “Russopocalypse” “Catastrovent” on Monday, journalist Sam Husseini tried to ask a question about banning nuclear weapons, and was physically hauled out of the room by [...]

The War On Assange Is A War On Press Freedom

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The failure on the part of establishment media to defend Julian Assange, who has been trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, has been denied communication with the outside world [...]

Assange Is A Journalist, Should Not Be Persecuted For Publishing The Truth

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, rallies in support of Julian Assange were held around the world. We participated in two #AssangeUnity events seeking to #FreeAssange in Washington, DC.  This is the beginning of a [...]

Donald Trump’s Surveillance Of New York Times Reporter Is A True Declaration Of War Against The Press

Ever since he began his campaign for president, Trump has engaged in a largely rhetorical battle against the press, casting the reporters who cover him as the enemy of the average American and as [...]

Building The Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run [...]

Judge Tells Jury: Informing Public May Be Criminal Conspiracy

By Jim Naureckas, fair.org -

Reporting the news can be punished as criminal conspiracy, federal Judge Lynn Leibovitz told jurors at the so-called J20 trial in Washington, DC, where journalists and protesters alike are [...]

2017 – A Year In Courage

By Staff, couragefound.org -

As we approach the end of a year that saw increased threats on freedom of the press, right-wing governments on both sides of the Atlantic launch attacks on civil liberties, and the continued [...]

Future If Net Neutrality Is Repealed

By David Gorodyansky, techcrunch.com -

If you’re scared of a future America without net neutrality, I want to terrify you. The potential repeal of what should be a civic right should chill you to the bone. No, there is more than one [...]

Media Freedom Threatened Throughout The World

By Staff of Article 19 - “For the first time, we have a comprehensive and holistic overview of the state of free of expression and information around the world. Unfortunately, our findings show [...]

A Privacy Case Before Supreme Court Is About Press Freedom, Too

By Selina MacLaren, aclu.org -

By Selina MacLaren for ACLU - For today’s journalists, cellphones are mobile newsrooms that go where a reporter goes. They’re used to contact sources, record interviews, write notes and articles, [...]

Charges Against Journalists Covering Inauguration Protest

By Chip Gibbons, www.rightsanddissent.org -

By Chip Gibbons for Defending Rights & Dissent - Defending Rights & Dissent was joined by a number of press freedom groups, including Freedom of the Press Foundation, Free Press, Pen America, and [...]

‘CNN Should Register As Agent Of Capitalism’

By Staff, rt.com -

By Staff of RT - In a linked article, Baraka, a noted black rights activist, wrote that a “new McCarthyism in America is being led by centrist and liberal Democrats utilizing the almost comical [...]

Barrett Brown Is Writing A Book Critical Of The Justice Department

By Brian Doherty, reason.com -

By Brian Doherty for Reason - Barrett Brown is currently out of prison and on probation after getting an over five year sentence for essentially linking online to hacked documents (and a supposed [...]

Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack By Algorithms

By Kollibri Terre Sonnenblume, www.counterpunch.org -

By Kollibri Terre Sonnenblume for Counter Punch - An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant [...]

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