Tag Archives: journalists

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange

It’s a sham! Everyone knows it is a sham. Why is he not protected?

Don’t Forget Michelle Wolf’s Important Message About Journalism and Truth

It is up to us, the consumers, to stop drinking from the poisoned chalice of corporate news and seek truth somewhere else.

HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Elite Media Need to Recognize Assaults on Reporters as a Pattern–and a Threat

Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON  FAIR  May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]

Glenn Greenwald | On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive is an Easy Call

WikiLeaks has always been somewhat controversial but reaction has greatly intensified this year because many of their most significant leaks have had an impact on the U.S. presidential election.

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

We have collectively shared documents with more than two dozen media outlets, and teams of journalists in numerous countries have thus worked with and reported on Snowden documents … This partnership approach has greatly expedited the reporting, and also ensured that stories that most affect specific countries are reported by the journalists who best understand those countries.

US News Editors Find It Increasingly Difficult To Defend The First Amendment

The most common attack on First Amendment freedom is a subpoena seeking access to “unpublished materials.” Nearly half of editors said they have confronted this situation recently. Less frequent are attacks in the form of libel lawsuits, censorship efforts, or pressure to reveal confidential sources.

Don North: US/NATO Embrace Psy-ops and Info-War

“The attitude toward the media expressed in the 2015 Pentagon manual is a violation of the international laws of war to which the USA is a signatory, going back to the 1907 Hague Convention, and including the Geneva Conventions,” said Badsey…

▶ DN!: Are Journalists and Activists Safe Anywhere in Mexico? Protests Erupt over Killing of 5 in Mexico City

DN!: Espinosa, who worked for the leading news magazine Proceso, was killed by gunmen alongside human rights activist Nadia Vera and three other women in an apartment in Mexico City Friday.

▶ Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around The World

[Center for Constitutional Rights]’s Michael Ratner break downs how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to Protect Publishers as well as Whistleblowers.

▶ James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama’s War on Press Freedoms

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 […]

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Corporate Media Beating the Drums of War — Mnar Muhawesh Speaks Out

Mnar Muhawesh, Founder and Editor In Chief, MintPress News, talked about how the tightly controlled corporate media ignores reporting and good journalism to follow directives on creating enemies and promoting wars. Almost all of the media outlets in this country are owned by a few corporations. Thank you so much for having me, I’m honored to be […]

Truthout: Journalists Silenced as Killers Walk Free

United Nations – A new report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that nine out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unpunished. By Lyndal Rowlands  Inter Press Service | Report   Truthout.org  10 November 2014 The report found that between 2004 and 2013, 370 journalists were murdered “in direct retaliation for their work” and that […]

First Dog on the Moon on … Isis’s letter to the west

Isis has sent a heartfelt letter of encouragement to the west. We give you the best extracts The Guardian  September 24, 2014 • Hear First Dog talk through the cartoon • Having trouble viewing this cartoon? Click here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for […]

Michael Ratner: WikiLeaks editor remains unjustly holed up in Ecuadoran Embassy two years later.

Michael Ratner  USAToday   June 17, 2014    (Photo: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg) A whistle-blower living in exile in Russia. A publisher seeking the asylum he has already been granted while his sources are imprisoned. This isn’t the cast of a summer blockbuster. It’s a perfect storm of real-life cases that make it clear that constitutional […]

Truthdig: ‘A Country That Can’t Tell Its Terrorists From Its Journalists’

Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly   truthdig.com   March 14, 2014 Photo by bulliver (CC BY 2.0) Sarah Harrison, an editor at WikiLeaks who has also worked with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, won’t return to her home country of England because she fears being prosecuted as a terrorist for seeking to influence her government. Harrison’s fear comes […]

Reed Richardson: What the Press Should Learn From the “Snowden Effect”

However, the Snowden revelations and their subsequent publication haven’t just had an impact on issues of privacy and national security. They’ve also occasioned a re-awakening of a debate about the role of journalism (and journalists) in a democracy and its relationship to authority.    By Reed Richardson  December 20, 2013  Moyers & Company This essay […]

Glenn Greenwald: The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism

‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 by The Guardian  CommonDreams.org by Glenn Greenwald Some journalists view this as an inviolable decree that may not be questioned or defied (Photo: Alamy) Like many people, […]

(Video) Jeremy Scahill> The War Against Whistleblowers & Inside America’s Covert Wars

At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation  Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]