Press Freedom

17.11.2019

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

“…and that the seditious ones that promote the instability of the Government be taken care of….He who tries to make sedition, from tomorrow, let him take care of himself”… These were some of the warnings that Arturo Murillo, the new Minister of Government of the coup regime, transmitted to the… »

15.10.2019

John Shipton: Assange’s father and ambassador in Berlin

John Shipton: Assange’s father and ambassador in Berlin

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, has come to stay. At least until his son gets free. The day after his speech at the Brandenburg Gate and in front of the American Embassy at the #Candles4Assange vigil, we met Shipton for a longer conversation. He seems almost fragile with his gentleness… »

25.05.2019

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Web-only discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. They discuss the Justice Department’s decision to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act for publishing U.S. military and diplomatic documents exposing U.S. war crimes. This comes as President Trump… »

12.04.2019

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

“This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the U.S.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a “computer hacking… »

11.03.2019

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

Mediapart is an independent French online investigative and opinion journal created in 2008 by Edwy Plenel, former Editor-in-chief of Le Monde. Mediapart is published in French, English and Spanish. (Wikipedia) Pressenza: Today, what do you think of the freedom of the Press ? Edwy Plenel: There is a tendency,… »

11.06.2018

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Maria Ressa, Rappler Executive Editor, and CEO of Philippine online news agency Rappler, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Portugal last June 7. A global network of news publishers whose mission is “to protect the rights of… »

10.06.2018

The Case of Julian Assange

The Case of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, 10/06/2018. Here is the original post   Julian Assange is a journalist, not a spy. Because he published leaked material that proved the duplicity and criminality of the US Government, Washington has had him locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012… »

26.04.2018

State of Emergency for Press Freedom in Europe

State of Emergency for Press Freedom in Europe

By ECPMF BERLIN (IDN) – The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Germany, is warning against the dismantlement of freedom rights and the increasing threat against journalists in the EU. “Demagogues and autocrats are fighting the free press because they cannot stand democratic control. Under… »

09.12.2017

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

The Swiss Press Club in Geneva enjoys an excellent reputation: since its founding it has organized more than two thousand events with illustrious speakers from Fidel Castro to Henry Kissinger. However, at the end of November 2017 a presentation was announced that would deal… »

10.11.2017

US Justice Department Forces RT America To register As “Foreign Agent”

US Justice Department Forces RT America To register As “Foreign Agent”

By Trévon Austin RT, the Russia-based oppositional TV and Internet broadcaster, announced Thursday that the US Department of Justice has forced it to register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Washington has given the outlet until Monday to register as a foreign agent or its… »

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