Standing On The Brink— The President’s War On The Press

By Thomas Magstadt, -

Barring Donald Trump’s impeachment in the House and conviction in the Senate, the choice voters will face in the 2020 election is not between this or that political party or set of policies.  It [...]

First They Came For Max

By Ray McGovern, -

Well, not really first.  They had already come for Chelsea Manning; for Julian Assange; for John Kiriakou; for Jeffrey Sterling — the list is longer still.  Last Friday they came SWAT-Like for [...]

Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy Of Western Media And ‘Human Rights’ NGOs

Blumenthal is a bestselling author whose work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, CJR, The Nation and Salon. DC police arrested him at his home on a five-month-old arrest [...]

Tracking Journalist Stoppages At The US Border

By Kirsten McCudden, -

EARLIER THIS MONTH, Ben Watson, a news editor for Defense One, an Atlantic Media site, found himself the subject of an uncomfortable interview. He was held up at passport control in Dulles [...]

Media Targeted In Ecuador’s Deepening Crisis

By Staff, -

These large-scale protests began when President Lenin Moreno announced on 2 October that his government was ending fuel subsidies in effect for nearly 40 years, causing a sharp hike in fuel [...]

Jeremy Hammond Found In Contempt For Failure To Testify Before Federal Grand Jury

By Staff, -

“Today, in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, Jeremy Hammond was found in contempt for refusing to answer questions posed to him by a grand jury. This grand jury is  the same [...]

Wall Street Is Killing Local Newspapers

By Olivia Snow Smith, -

Two years ago, the small, bi-weekly Iowa paper (circulation: 3,000) won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for taking on agricultural water pollution in the state. If it weren’t for vibrant local papers, [...]

How The UK Security Services Neutralised The Country’s Leading Liberal Newspaper

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, -

The UK security services targeted The Guardian after the newspaper started publishing the contents of secret US government documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden [...]

Khashoggi Will Continue To Haunt MBS

By Abdel Bari Atwan, -

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s partial admission of responsibility for the murder last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul seems at first to be big [...]

Wave Of Arrests Of Journalists, Website Blocking In Egypt

By Staff, -

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest attempts by the Egyptian authorities to gag the media, in which at least six journalists have been detained in a week-old wave of [...]

In Defense Of Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing For Consent Series

By Hiroyuki Hamada, -

Good investigative journalism doesn’t only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time;  it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and [...]

From Co-ops To Direct Public Offerings, Local News Outlets Get Creative To Stay Afloat

Bonnie O'Keefe, -

The journalism landscape has transformed dramatically since the turn of the millennium when more than 400,000 people were employed at newspapers in the US. By September 2016, less than half that [...]

A Year Of Organizing Freelance Journalists

By Staff, -

In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members [...]

In A Major Press Freedom Victory, Brazil Supreme Court Judge Rules To Protect Glenn Greenwald And The Intercept Brasil

By Trevor Timm, -

In a crucial victory for press freedom in Brazil, Minister Gilmar Mendes, a member of Brazil’s Supreme Court, has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from [...]