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”

Worldwide mass surveillance by Germany’s intelligence service declared unconstitutional in landmark ruling on press freedom in the digital age

On 19th May 2020, Reporters Without Borders reports Editor’s Note: Whilst not directly related to Julian’s plight, Julian’s plight is all about Press Freedom . This article has been included to show that Press Freedom can be won back through directed and diligent hard work by the many In a much-anticipated verdict issued this morning, … Continue reading “Worldwide mass surveillance by Germany’s intelligence service declared unconstitutional in landmark ruling on press freedom in the digital age”