Tag Archives: freedom of the press
We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.
[Trump] has: “engaged in conduct intended to retaliate against specific news organizations and journalists whose content and viewpoints displease him. Through his actions, Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that …they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government. That conduct violates the Constitution.” By Steve Denning Senior Contributor Leadership Strategy Forbes October […]
Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.
As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All
AMY GOODMAN: CNN is reporting the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Chelsea Manning: We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear
Manning: After 9/11, a dedicated office of lawyers specializing in novel applications of law for national security issues, the National Security Division (NSD), was created and now, with a small caseload and an enormous amount of resources, this division of the Department of Justice has been waging a quiet war against the media, their sources and the right to free speech and a free press, using the growing national security and surveillance apparatus to prosecute various cases and, occasionally, target the media.
Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.
Published on Aug 15, 2014 TheRealNews: Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]
Unintimidated by the efforts of two administrations to force him to reveal a confidential source who disclosed the betrayal of the public by the government, Pulitzer Prize- winning New York Times reporter James Risen exposes more about the reality of greed, power and endless war in his new book, Pay Any Price. By Mark Karlin Truthout.org | […]
Another great satirical animation from Mark Fiore. To watch the video click on the Watch the Video with the blue background and white lettering. What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. […]
“Media criticism, at its best, is not rooted in partisanship, or ideology; it is a demand for the pursuit of truths that someone with economic or political power does not want told. Americans have good reason to be frustrated with media that misses the essential stories of racism and inequality, as well as assaults on […]
BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY August 15, 2014 Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014? Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]
The Obama administration is insisting that Risen name his confidential source — or face imprisonment. Risen says he won’t capitulate. by Norman Solomon Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams New York Times journalist James Risen continues to face prosecution by the Department of Justice for performing his job. (Photo: Alex Menendez/UCB Graduate School of Journalism/) […]
Does Michael Kinsley think NYT’s Neil Sheehan—who “aided & abetted” the Pentagon Papers stories—should be jailed too? http://t.co/kpusmKU2Vo — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 I wonder how many years Michael Kinsley now thinks I should have spent in prison for revealing the Pentagon Papers? https://t.co/c0naeyeUFU — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 By Glenn Greenwald The Intercept 23 May […]
It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media. by John Nichols and Robert McChesney Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Nation CommonDreams.org FFI: freepress.net It’s time to get rid of corporate control of the Internet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) When we helped form the national media-reform network Free Press, […]
Obama’s anti-press measures ‘are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration’ UPDATE Edward Snowden was awarded this year’s Sam Adams Whistleblower Award, and several of his fellow heroic whistleblowers – including Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley – traveled to Moscow to present it to him. An excellent photo of that event is here. […]
The demand was the same: hand the Snowden material back or destroy it. I explained that we could not research and report on this subject if we complied with this request. The man from Whitehall looked mystified. “You’ve had your debate. There’s no need to write any more.” By Peter Hart August 20, 2013 FAIR.org On […]
Young Turks> Hours Before His Death Michael Hastings Contacted Wikileaks Attorney Said FBI Was Investigating Him
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