Tag Archives: freedom of the press
Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists
“Infotainment “news” media won’t talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years’ destruction of our news ecosystem.”
The Belmarsh Tribunal: The War On Terror is Put on Trial
“To free the world we have to free Assange. Stay Free.” Edward Snowden
Julian Assange: Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Fight for Economic and Racial Justice
John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.
Why Did Respected Press Freedom Organization Exclude Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists?
“Because CPJ excluded Assange, the organization provoked outrage and distracted from the injustice these other journalists endure.”
‘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?
Julian Assange: the latest blackout by Mnar Muhawesh and Robert Sheer on effects on journalism
If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.
UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast
Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]
18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World
Nothing published on WikiLeaks has ever been proven untrue. Compare that record to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News or any mainstream outlet.
Democracy Now! Assange: Ellsberg, Scahill, Assange Lawyer weigh in on “grave threat to press freedom”
Assange faces up to 170 additional years in prison under the new charges—10 years for each count of violating the Espionage Act.
It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson
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.
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Threats Against The Press Are Unconstitutional, By Steve Denning
[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 […]
HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’
Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?
War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)
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.
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.
▶ 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 […]