Tag: Freedom of the Press
In normal times, we often see a gradual chipping away of basic rights like we’ve seen in the trials of Julian Assange, where a narrative, some of it true, a lot of it based on character assassination and outright lies, has been built over time, denying the publisher the presumption of innocence.
The freedom we cherish in America owes a great deal to the symbiotic relationship between “the news”—free-wheeling journalism, warts and all—and an accountable government.
Hong Kong looks freer than the U.S. these days.
The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.
My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.
Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
While a protracted legal battle seems likely, it probably won’t be too long before Assange joins Chelsea Manning in an American prison, a warning to future whistle-blowers that those who embarrass the powerful will face severe consequences, no matter how long it takes.
“The revelation that the U.S. has initiated a prosecution against Mr. Assange has shocked the international community.”
Requiem for a (sort of) free press in the U.S