US Wins Right To Appeal Health Grounds On Assange Extradition

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Two judges at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Wednesday sided with the United States to allow it to appeal the judgement by District Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January that Julian [...]

#FreeAssange: Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In Prison

By Julian Delia, The Shift News. -

On June 26 of this year, Stundin reported how Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a diagnosed sociopath and serial fraudster who cosied up to US authorities seeking to further their case against Assange, [...]

Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying

By Media Lens. -

As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a stunning example has highlighted this core [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers: From Capitol Hill To Beacon Hill

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

If the press wouldn’t continue publishing the Papers, I would. I sought a commercial publisher for the 4,100-page subcommittee record. Americans had to know the whole story about how government [...]

Over-prosecution Of Whistleblowers, Makes Overclassification Of Secrets, A Bigger Problem

By Adelia Henderson and Gabe Rottman, -

Earlier this month, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press created a visualization of the uptick over the last decade in news media “leak” prosecutions — that is, criminal cases against [...]

NSA Deleted Data It Promised To Keep For Court Proceedings

By Terri Webster, The Blaze. -

The NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White Thursday that data and “backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016,” Politico reported. On [...]

National Whistleblower Day: Stop Prosecuting Whistleblowers

By Staff for Reporters Without Borders. To commemorate National Whistleblower Day (July 30), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is urging the United States government to stop using legislation meant [...]

HSBC Whistleblower Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

By Andrew Emett, -

By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change. A former HSBC employee was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage. Although HSBC claims the whistleblower initially [...]

Snowden & Ellsberg Hail New Drone Whistleblower

By Tom McCarthy , -

By Tom McCarthy for the Guardian - American whistleblowers hailed the release on Thursday of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and [...]

$3.4 Billion Bank Settlement; Will Anyone Go To Jail?

By Kirstin Ridley and Joshua Franklin, -

Regulators fined five major banks $3.4 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, the first settlement in a year-long global investigation. UBS [...]

James Risen: Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom’

By Katherine Fung, -

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen is not mincing words about President Barack Obama. Risen has been fighting the Obama administration's efforts to get him to testify [...]

Journalism Groups Rally To Support James Risen

By Norman Solomon, -

Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” journalists and potential whistleblowers continue to face unprecedented [...]