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GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media. GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media

NSA surveillance is a clear threat to journalism in America. By The ConversationThursday, August 7, 2014 11:39 EDT By Philip Di Salvo, Università della Svizzera italiana Digital mass surveillance is having a chilling effect on US democracy, affecting journalists and lawyers, a report from human rights organisations has warned.

NSA surveillance is a clear threat to journalism in America

The report, by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, concludes that some of the most fundamental freedoms are under threat. The organisations argue that the government’s policies on secrecy and preventing leaks, as well as its stance on officials talking to the media, undermine traditional US values. When it comes to journalism, the Snowden case has already had an impact in a number of high-profile cases.

Minister gaat bronbescherming toch in de wet vastleggen Ivo Barends − 23/11/07, 02:27. BartMos : Al 25 jaar werkt Nederland ... NYT reporter must testify against his own source in leaks investigation, court rules. In a major blow against freedom of the press, a federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled that New York Times journalist James Risen must testify against his own source as part of a leaks investigation led by the US Department of Justice.

NYT reporter must testify against his own source in leaks investigation, court rules

The contentious 2-1 decision holds that Risen must break his reporter's confidentiality and take the stand during the criminal trial of a former CIA officer who is being charged for providing him with classified information. Judges William Byrd Traxler Jr. and Albert Diaz wrote that "Risen’s direct, firsthand account of the criminal conduct indicted by the grand jury cannot be obtained by alternative means," arguing that Risen is the "only witness who can offer this critical testimony. " Risen is prepared to go to jail rather than violate his source's confidentiality. David Gregory tries to read Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian out of the journalism club. Jun.24 On Meet the Press Sunday, host David Gregory said the question, “who is a journalist?”

David Gregory tries to read Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian out of the journalism club

Was raised by Glenn Greenwald’s dealings with Edward Snowden, the 30 year-old American who is currently on the run from the government after leaking classified information. Gregory asked: # Glenn Greenwald Takes Apart David Gregory for Trying to Criminalize Journalism. Youtube: War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and The National Security State. New Film Explores Obama's War on Whistleblowers and the Free Press. Americans love the idea of the whistleblower: one brave person willing to stick their neck out for the greater good, even in the face of severe blowback.

New Film Explores Obama's War on Whistleblowers and the Free Press

Many American high school students read On Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau's classic treatise that urges Americans to take a stand against government's ills. But more than 160 years later, legal protections for whistleblowers haven't caught up with Thoreau's ideals. Americans who disclose government misconduct risk losing their jobs and their homes—and some are prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a 1917 law originally intended for dealing with foreign spies.

That's life for national-security whistleblowers under the Obama Administration, according to a new documentary premiering next week titled War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. ‘Journalistieke bronbescherming in wet’ Wikileaks & Freedom of Speech. Why the WikiLeaks Grand Jury is So Dangerous: Members of Congress Now Want to Prosecute New York Times Journalists Too. For more than a year now, EFF has encouraged mainstream press publications like the New York Times to aggressively defend WikiLeaks’ First Amendment right to publish classified information in the public interest and denounce the ongoing grand jury investigating WikiLeaks as a threat to press freedom.

Why the WikiLeaks Grand Jury is So Dangerous: Members of Congress Now Want to Prosecute New York Times Journalists Too

Well, we are now seeing why that is so important: at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on July 11th, some members of Congress made it clear they also want New York Times journalists charged under the Espionage Act for their recent stories on President Obama’s ‘Kill List’ and secret US cyberattacks against Iran. During the hearing, House Republicans “pressed legal experts Wednesday on whether it was possible to prosecute reporters for publishing classified information,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

RAP NEWS 5: News World Order - the war on journalism (feat. Julian Assange) Bradley Manning Is Facing A 136 Year Jail Sentence. Attempted Setup of Luke Rudkowski. The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange. (updated below - Update II) Earlier this week, British lawyer and legal correspondent for the New Statesman David Allen Green generated a fair amount of attention by announcing that he would use his objective legal expertise to bust what he called "legal myths about the Assange extradition.

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange

" A letter to my family and friends about the NDAA and me. I am reassured to know that you have my back, and that you have done everything to prevent the US Government from threatening to detain me indefinitely without charge for my work as a journalist and citizen.

A letter to my family and friends about the NDAA and me.

I am not one for cultivating an exaggerated sense of self-importance. I think it takes more character and courage to live in reality. Does Sweden Inflict Trial by Media against Assange? Analysis By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli* Contents: i) Introduction.

Does Sweden Inflict Trial by Media against Assange?

First interview with @khrafnsson & @suigenerisjen in Sweden's #Almedalen. Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts. I knew when I put down my name as co-producer of a video, released by WikiLeaks, showing United States soldiers shooting civilians in Baghdad from a helicopter that my life would never be the same.

Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts

Telling the truth during times of universal deceit might be considered a revolutionary act, but only to those who want to keep us in the dark, not by those who feel compelled to do so. Most of us who expose an inconvenient truth know that we will be attacked for it and ridiculed. And every trick in the book of maintaining power will be applied to silence us. US calls Assange 'enemy of state' Assange addresses UN event WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addresses a UN in event in New York via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. 27, 2012 Assange makes UN appearance THE US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States - the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.

Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with "communicating with the enemy", a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death. Julian Assange ... Adelaide Uni Oct 6, Assange: Journalist or Terrorist?"... Julian Assange: Journalist or Terrorist? - Adelaide forum poster.

Here's the details and the poster for the event, including the great line up of speakers! Public Forum on Wikileaks and Julian Assange Julian Assange: Journalist or Terrorist? Saturday October 6, 2012 12 noon to 4:00 pm Elder Hall, Adelaide University, North Terrace, Adelaide. A Vision of Iceland as a Free Speech Haven for Journalists' w/Birgitta Jonsdottir. Sweden detains Pirate Bay founder in oppressive conditions without charges. My very first week writing regularly at the Guardian generated intense conflict with numerous members of the British media because that happened to be the week when Ecuador granted asylum to Julian Assange (a decision I defended), and - for reasons that warrant sustained study by several academic fields of discipline - very few people generate intense contempt among the British commentariat like Assange does. Europarliament Scolds Visa, MasterCard, PayPal For Killing WikiLeaks Donations; Initiates Regulation. Today, the European Parliament ordered new legislation to regulate credit card companies’ ability to refuse service.

This regulation follows the unilateral and rightless cutoff of donations to WikiLeaks, as well as similar trampling on small entrepreneurs. The Pirate Party took the initiative to the new regulation. It has become an increasingly large problem that Visa, MasterCard, and Paypal control the valve to any money flow on the planet. Today, the European Parliament established this as a clear problem, and initiated regulation of the companies, limiting and strictly regulating their right to refuse service. The Pirate Party was the initiator of this regulation, following the damaging cutoff of donations to WikiLeaks after said organization had performed journalism that was embarrassing to certain governments. 32. Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012) Wikileaks : It is admitted by... Cracking the First Amendment: USG builds conspiracy into the trial of Bradley Manning. For over a year, in a soundproofed courtroom located in the confined wasteland of Fort Meade, the U.S.

Army is prosecuting the most consequential and unprecedented leak trial of the digital age in secrecy and managed obscurity. A twenty-five year old whistleblower, Private First Class Manning is charged with indirectly aiding Al Qaeda for allegedly providing information to WikiLeaks, who published the information on the Internet. Bradley Manning's personal statement to court martial: full text. Bradley Manning read out a personal statement to the court in Fort Meade, Maryland, at a pre-trial hearing over his prosecution for leaking the largest trove of state secrets in US history. Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2013. Reykjavík, Iceland 1st of February 2013 Dear Norwegian Nobel Committee, We have the great honour of nominating Private First Class Bradley Manning for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Manning is a soldier in the United States army who stands accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The leaked documents pointed to a long history of corruption, war crimes, and a lack of respect for the sovereignty of other democratic nations by the United States government in international dealings.

Youtube: Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing Into Treason. The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case. After 1,000 days in pretrial detention, Private Bradley Manning yesterday offered a modified guilty plea for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks. Chris Hedges: We Are Bradley Manning - Chris Hedges' Columns. We Are Bradley Manning. NYT: The Danger of Suppressing the Leaks. New Evidence to Be Introduced Against Bradley Manning. Freepressfoundation - Providence. NYT: Bill Keller Private Manning’s Confidant. Daniel Ellsberg Slams Bill Keller Over His New York Times Op-Ed, "Private Manning's Confidant" Daniel Ellsberg: A Salute to Bradley Manning, Whistleblower, As We Hear His Words for the First Time.

Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, an organization that I co-founded and of which I'm on the board, has published an audio recording of Bradley Manning's speech to a military court from two weeks ago, in which he gives his reasons and motivations behind leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks: recording of Bradley Manning court testimony leaked. Public Library of US Diplomacy. Court rejects plea for access to Bradley Manning trial records. Hamburg Revokes 2010 Tax Exemption for WikiLeaks Supporter - SPIEGEL ONLINE. Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out. How to keep Edward Snowden from leaking more NSA secrets. FreezePage. Index on Censorship calls on the EU to protect whistleblowers’ right to freedom of expression.

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation. David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face. Kamerleden willen wettelijk verschoningsrecht journalisten. Check en dubbelchecken? – Opinie. Hardleers: PolitieTHTC wil de bronnen van Brenno. Journalist weigert getuigenis om bronbescherming. Brenno: Minister Opstelten, waar blijft de bronbescherming voor journalisten? The War on Whistleblowers and Their Publishers. De Winter weigert bronnen bekend te maken.

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Acxiom. Delete anonymity: Facebook & Acxiom's Big Data Partnership. Database NvJ lek. Alle journo's van NL op straat. Aandachtspunten voor wetsvoorstellen bronbescherming. Advies OM inzake bronbescherming in strafzaken. Wet op bronbescherming lijkt goed, maar een andere wet gooit roet in het eten. Journalisten stappen in valkuil met wet voor bescherming bronnen. 20160128 Aanbevelingen Studiecommissie Journalistieke Bronbescherming. Verschoningsrecht: Genootschap wil niet op stoel rechter. Mediaforum: 'Doodenge nieuwe bronbeschermingswet perkt journalisten in' - De Ochtend - NPO Radio 1. De Ochtend fragment: Mediaforum: 'Doodenge nieuwe bronbeschermingswet perkt journalisten in' kijk je op

Brief aan Tweede Kamer over wetsvoorstel Bronbescherming. Beperking bronbescherming is onbegrijpelijk. @ncilla @volkskrant lees even onze brieven aan Kamer, opinies @nvj, we zijn hier al 10 jaar mee bezig! #bronbescherming. @MarcelGelauff las in VK uithollingsrisico bronbescherming. Site hoofdredacteuren las ik niets & ook niet in mijn NOS App. Jammer!! Hoezo?