Tag: Freedom of Press
The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.
Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer a year after being detained during the Ferguson riots. This raises troubling questions about press freedom.
After being accused of discussing classified documents on North Korea with a Fox News reporter, Stephen Kim was sentenced to 13 months in prison for violating the Espionage Act. Peter Maass, award-winning investigative journalist, discusses the case on Democracy Now.
The Anti–Terrorism Proclamation is known to punish so-called "troublesome journalists" who might criticize the government or publish articles featuring opposition. The brutal gang ruling is no worse than in Ethiopia.
Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.