Tag Archives: press freedom

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

Noam Chomsky | The Five Filters of the Mass Media Machine (Video)

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Narrated by Amy Goodman. Al Jazeera English    Published on Mar 2, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No […]

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Melodie Bouchaud: Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Censored News Sites

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.

Glenn Greenwald | UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

Greenwald: The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting “anti-western” views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K. That is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves and which serve its interests and agenda.

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Glenn Greenwald: Talking to James Risen about “Pay Any Price,” the War on Terror, and Press Freedoms

 Fear is hard to question. It is central to the financial well-being of countless federal bureaucrats, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, analysts, and pundits. Fear generates funds. Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  November 25, 2014 James Risen, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for exposing the NSA warrantless eavesdropping program, has long been one of the nation’s […]

Ebony, Bob Butler: What Happened to Freedom of the Press?

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 […]

▶ Smashed Press, Ukraine

A crowd of around 50 masked men with stones and flares has attacked and vandalized the office of Kiev’s Vesti newspaper. The paper’s security guard was beaten as the mob shattered the windows and filled the building with tear gas. Нападение на редакцию Вестей (The attack on the Editor Vesti) Organizing Notes  July 6, 2014 […]

Glenn Greenwald: On the UK’s Equating of Journalism With Terrorism

By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  19 Feb 2014 As my colleague Ryan Deveraux reports, a lower UK court this morning, as long expected, upheld the legality of the nine-hour detention of my partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport last August, even as it acknowledged that the detention was “an indirect interference with press freedom”. Click to Read […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video: Whistleblower Edward Snowden and NSA Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ Sign a thank you to Edward Snowden at RootsAction.org Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations June 10, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society […]