Category Journalism

Mapping media freedom

14 August 2015 –- The Foundation to Fight Corruption (FFC), a public initiative founded by the blogger and opposition leader, Alexei Navalnyi, received a warning from state authorities regarding its practices. Roskomnadzor, a state authority controlling over the media and information, warns that the FFC is breaking Russian federal law no. 139-FZ “On protection of […]

If you’re a CIA employee it’s ok to torture people, but talk to a reporter? Go to jail. – Boing Boing

The Sterling case – – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell […]

Letter of Response to the Supreme Court regarding the detention on remand of Julian Assange – Aklagarmyndigheten

The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question. Given the fact that Julian Assange has appealed the detention on remand from the Svea Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor-General, on request, has submitted a letter of response […]

Bill O’Reilly allegedly threatens reporter amid accusations that he lied about Falklands War coverage – Americas – World – The Independent

A story published in Mother Jones magazine and comments from former CBS News colleagues suggest that Mr O’Reilly embellished his vantage point of the conflict, though the Fox News host staunchly denies those charges. A former NBC News bureau chief has stood behind Mr O’Reilly. The conflict is based on Mr O’Reilly’s account in a […]

US TV show runs story on how to safely find parking in wake of Chapel Hill Muslim killings — RT USA

The Inside Edition show, produced by CBS Television Distribution, decided to make the report following the deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, allegedly by their neighbor, Craig Hicks, in an apparent dispute over parking spots. Police do not believe the murders were motivated by race or religious hate. However, the […]

The blogger who celebrated the death of an American ISIS hostage

In Schlussel’s blog, “Dead ISIS Hostage Was Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel Bitch,” she calls Mueller a “piece of crap,” who helped Palestinians “harass Israeli soldiers.” Schlussel hatred for Mueller stems from the activist’s work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a group which supports the Palestinian cause. For a time, Mueller lived with a family in annexed […]

Fury over BBC writer’s ‘kill Assange’ tweet : News 2015 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide

BBC Four’s new three-part sitcom Asylum is inspired by controversial figure’s enforced stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He took refuge there in June 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges, which he fears will pave the way for him to be sent to the US to face an espionage trial. […]

Article: Another Fake Bin Laden Story | OpEdNews

This fake story together with the fake movie and the fake book by an alleged SEAL team member is the way the fake story of bin Laden’s murder is perpetrated. Bin Laden’s alleged demise at the hands of a SEAL team was a propaganda orchestration, the purpose of which was to give Obama a hero’s […]

Podcast: James Risen– Asked: How Does it Make You Feel, Pissing Off Powerful People? “Good. It’s kind of my job. That’s when I kind of feel I’m doing my best work.” | OpEdNews

We’re going to get into your superb book– which is an inspiration for aspiring investigative journalists, and a fascinating read for people who want to get an in-depth big picture understanding of some of the most important developments in the US, but I’d like to start by discussing the threat of prison that’s been hanging […]

The Little-Known Executive Order Behind Our ‘Collect It All’ Spy State

Executive Order 12333, passed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, is the “main game in town for NSA surveillance,” according to Alex Abdo, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained internal documents on the order through a Freedom of Information request.One of the documents, an internal surveillance manual published by the NSA, […]

How the US’s terrorism watchlists work – and how you could end up on one | World news |

Yet the ease with which someone can be placed on US watchlists and terrorism databases contrasts markedly with the impact placement has. A long-withheld document published on Wednesday by the Intercept detailing the guidelines for placement shows that the standards for inclusion are far lower than probable cause, and the ability for someone caught in […]

Reporter Annoyed To Discover He Doesn’t Own Facts; Suggests ‘Global Paywall’ For Reporters Like Himself | Techdirt

Hey, we’ve all been there. I’ve had plenty of stories that I’ve written get rewritten and repurposed by other, much bigger sites and then watched those sites get all the traffic. It happens. Of course, sometimes it’s happened the other way as well, in which we get traffic that we probably don’t deserve after we […]

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