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Future If Net Neutrality Is Repealed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 [...]

Trump’s CIA Targets Wikileaks

By Glenn Greenwald, www.theintercept.com -

By Glenn Greenwald for The Intercept - IN FEBRUARY, after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. media were the “enemy of the people,” the targets of his insult exploded with indignation, devoting [...]

Reuters Grapples With Covering Trump While Administration Attacks News

By Steve Adler, www.reuters.com -

By Steve Adler for Reuters - The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not [...]

Reporters March On White House On World Press Freedom Day

By Mike Elk, www.facebook.com -

By Mike Elk for Washington-Baltimore News Guild - Donald Trump has declared war on the press in the hopes to intimidate us. As unionized journalists, it's up to us to use our solidarity to push [...]

Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - "It owns all these not-at-all-important laws are smuggled into NDAAs that are signed on Christmas Eve with basically no public debate," wrote media critic [...]

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