Nil Melzer: This Will Have an Enormous Chilling Effect on Free Press

On the 17th May 2022 , Assange Defence posted a video of Nil Melzer discussing his book ‘The Trial of Julian Assange by Nils Melzer’ on Twitter The Trial of Julian AssangeA Story of Persecution “This will have an enormous chilling effect on free press…” Available at Verso Books Merchandise Desk on most Australian Ithaka … Continue reading “Nil Melzer: This Will Have an Enormous Chilling Effect on Free Press”

Why the Julian Assange case is the most important battle for press freedom of our time

On the 28th October 2021, Chris Hedges publishes in Scheer Post If Assange goes to prison for exposing war crimes, it will mean the death of real national security reporting For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing … Continue reading “Why the Julian Assange case is the most important battle for press freedom of our time”

Tulsi Gabbard: Another Nail in the Coffin of Democracy

On the 28th October Tulsi Gabbard former US congresswoman and Presidential candidate post on Twitter As re-reported in RT News Tulsi Gabbard has called out the “Biden-Garland administration” for its “vindictive retaliatory crusade against Julian Assange,” warning it was a slippery slope to the demise of American democracy. “If they succeed in [extraditing Assange], this … Continue reading “Tulsi Gabbard: Another Nail in the Coffin of Democracy”

The role of the BBC in the state-sponsored persecution of Julian Assange, Part 2 – Impunity

On the 19th October 2021, Nina Cross reported in The Indicter This is the second of now three articles looking at the different ways the BBC manipulates our perception of Julian Assange.  Part 1 looks at how the BBC helped the government to present Assange as a serious criminal after he was arrested in 2019.  Part 2 focuses … Continue reading “The role of the BBC in the state-sponsored persecution of Julian Assange, Part 2 – Impunity”

The Role of the BBC in the State-Sponsored Sersecution of Julian Assange. Part 1

On the 28th September 2021, Nina Cross reported in The Indicter This is the first of two articles analysing the role of the BBC in the state-sponsored persecution of Julian Assange.  It analyses how the British government used the BBC to present Assange as a criminal following his arrest on 11th April 2019.  It then … Continue reading “The Role of the BBC in the State-Sponsored Sersecution of Julian Assange. Part 1”

Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records

On the 19th July 2021, Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo report in AP News Editor’s Note: We have included this article as any step in returning media rights and independence is a step towards the release of Julian Assange . Time for the US to return Julian’s laptops stolen in 2010 when leaving Sweden, his … Continue reading “Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records”

Britain proudly announces a plan to ‘protect journalists’ – but if it really cared it would free Julian Assange

On the 10th March, George Szamuely, reports in RT News George Szamuely is a senior research fellow at Global Policy Institute (London) and author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeSzamuely The UK Government’s new “action plan” to protect journalists will do little to burnish the credentials of a would-be … Continue reading “Britain proudly announces a plan to ‘protect journalists’ – but if it really cared it would free Julian Assange”

Julian Assange, press freedom and public-interest journalism

An Early Day Motion tabled in the UK Parliament, 14th July 2020, reads That this House notes the July 2020 statement by the National Union of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and others in relation to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and affirms its commitment to press freedom and public-interest journalism. … Continue reading “Julian Assange, press freedom and public-interest journalism”

Barton Gellman: ‘The Assange precedent is dangerous’

On the 22nd May 2020, Andrew Anthony reports The US journalist talks about being hacked by intelligence services, his dealings with whistleblower Edward Snowden, and why he loves detective fiction Barton Gellman is an investigative journalist celebrated for his reports on 9/11, former US vice-president Dick Cheney and the surveillance state. He was the only … Continue reading “Barton Gellman: ‘The Assange precedent is dangerous’”

An Illusion Of Protection: The Pandemic, The ‘Criminal’ (UK) Government And Public Distrust of The Media

On the 18th May 2020, David Cromwell of Media Lens wrote Editors Note: This article suggests that a strong independent Journalism would have averted the mishandling of the UK coronavirus pandemic by the UK Government. Any notion that the UK government actually considers that its primary responsibility is to protect the health and security of … Continue reading “An Illusion Of Protection: The Pandemic, The ‘Criminal’ (UK) Government And Public Distrust of The Media”