The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

By Staff, Caitlinjohnstone.com -

It is not surprising that Brazil is advancing the same war on journalism we’ve been seeing in the US, UK, Australia and France. With the election of the overtly fascist Jair Bolsonaro in October [...]

Media Elites To Assange: Fight For Your Own Hide

By Ted Galen Carpenter, Theamericanconservative.com -

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange languishes in a British prison awaiting probable extradition to the United States to stand trial for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. Ironically, he is [...]

Newsweek Journalist Resigns Over Suppressed OPCW Report

By Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlinjohnstone.com -

A Newsweek journalist has resigned after the publication reportedly suppressed his story about the ever-growing OPCW scandal, the revelation of immensely significant plot holes in the [...]

Hong Kong Reporters Injured At Protests – In France

By Alex Lo, Scmp.com -

It’s always good for reporters to have a chance to work overseas, even if it’s just on a temporary assignment. It broadens your professional experience and mental horizon. Sadly, reporting duties [...]

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

By Thomas Magstadt, Nationofchange.org -

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, Raymcgovern.com -

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, Cjr.org -

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, Rsf.org -

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, Sparrowmedia.net -

“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, Otherwords.org -

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, Dailymaverick.co.za -

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, Raialyoum.com -

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, Rsf.org -

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 [...]