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Did a spy agency screw The Intercept? : Columbia Journalism Review

The situation sparked the latest flare-up between an increasingly adversarial national-security press and an increasingly secretive intelligence apparatus. The Obama administration has pursued more criminal-leak prosecutions than all previous administrations combined, and last year the Justice Department seized records of 20 telephone lines used by AP staffers. Changes in media business models and an emergent […]

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP

The practice of spoiling a scoop is frowned upon because it destroys trust between the journalist and the subject. In the future, the journalist is much less willing to share the contents of his or her reporting with that subject, which means the subject is given less time, or no time at all, to respond […]

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was or is funded by the US government | PandoDaily

The Electronic Frontier Foundation believes Tor to be “essential to freedom of expression.” Appelbaum — a Wikileaks volunteer and Tor developer — considers volunteering for Tor to be a valiant act on par with Hemingway or Orwell “going to Spain to fight the Franco fascists” on the side of anarchist revolutionaries.It’s a nice story, pitting […]

Elsipogtog man says RCMP officers visited home with questions about Facebook comment » APTN National News

Brian Milliea, a Mi’kmaq man from Elsipogtog First Nation, said the two officers showed up at his house at about 2 p.m. looking for him. Milliea was in his office at the Elsipogtog forestry department when he received a phone call from his wife saying two men wanted to speak with him. Milliea rushed home […]

US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy | Human Rights Watch

The report is drawn from interviews with some 50 journalists covering intelligence, national security, and law enforcement for outlets including the New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC, and NPR.The US has long held itself out as a global leader on media freedom. However, journalists interviewed for the report are finding that surveillance is harming […]

ABC News Tells Viewers That Scenes of Destruction in Gaza are in Israel | Common Dreams

There is no equating the killing and maiming of dozens of innocent Palestinians with scared Israelis seeking shelter from crude rockets that rarely cause damage. But that hasn’t stopped media outlets from trying, and in some cases, outright lying, to distort the violence. In one stark example, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentifies scenes of the aftermath […]

Tikkun Daily Blog » Blog Archive » I am being tracked by the NSA

by: David Harris-Gershon on July 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »Today, I learned that my IP address is being tracked by the NSA, and that – as a law-abiding citizen – it’s likely both the metadata and the actual content of my internet traffic is being analyzed and stored as well.I know this because of […]

NSA’s internet surveillance program is constitutional, Obama’s panel of experts insists — RT USA

Nevertheless, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s findings — published late Tuesday in a 196-page pre-release report that was approved by the panel early Wednesday — did acknowledge that substantial flaws exist in the way the NSA uses Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to conduct surveillance against not US-persons believed to be […]

Reuters – Wikipedia

The Reuter agency was established in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter in Britain at the London Royal Exchange. Paul Reuter worked at a book-publishing firm in Berlin and was involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848. These publications brought much attention to Reuter. He later developed a prototype news […]

Journalists to protest at jailing of Al Jazeera colleagues in Egypt –

The imprisonment of the journalists on charges relating to terrorism provoked Foreign Secretary William Hague to summon the Egyptian ambassador in London for a meeting yesterday.The journalists were arrested in December as part of a crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.There were 14 other co-defendants in the case, including two British journalists, […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: EXCLUSIVE! Why Are 6000+ Reporters Keeping the Government’s Non-Secret? | Ted Rall’s Rallblog

They agreed. Still, it’s all over the Internet.What I found via Google during a few hours of searching made me 98% sure it was him; sources in Kabul covered the two percent of doubt.Until last week I was working this story for Pando Daily, where I was a staff writer and cartoonist. We intended to […]

Article: How So-Called Progressive Journalists Mislead the Public | OpEdNews

Further muddying the waters, the following paragraph states: “For many Iranians, a nuclear deal is about a lot more than nukes. It would remove the threat of regime change by securing securing”.. the Iranian government as the legitimate representative of the iranian people.” This sentence implies: 1 That after twenty-five years, the regime has not […]

It’s Time to End the Justice Dept’s Criminal Investigation Into WikiLeaks | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Since 2010 when WikiLeaks started releasing the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and tens of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, Julian Assange and his fellow WikiLeaks employees and volunteers have been the subject of an aggressive and chilling grand jury investigation against their publishing activity. The ongoing probe involving the DOJ, FBI […]

Leaked memo confirms that Globe and Mail wants journalists to write advertorials | CANADALAND

Globe executives want to monetize the integrity and reputations of The Globe and Mail’s journalists – the same award-winning reporters and editors that management proudly and rightly claims are vital to the enterprise’s future as a powerful, independent, fearless and profitable news organization.Under the company proposal, editorial staff would be assigned to write or produce […]

The CIA’s cute ‘first’ tweet can’t cover its bloody tracks | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian

Of course, the CIA is far from alone in trying to lighten up its image: PR offensives are all the rage among tyrants, too. Are you a bloodstained despot who wants to polish your sullied reputation? Your first port of call is surely Bell Pottinger, run by Thatcher’s publicity guru, Lord Bell. The dictatorships of […]

Survey: One in five journalists has had a credential request denied : Columbia Journalism Review

Credentialing criteria vary widely by organization, and rather than focus on the criteria themselves, the study used a survey to ask journalists about their experiences in the field. The overarching goal, according to the study, was to identify patterns in credentialing practices that would lead to “better structure and predictability in the credentialing process,” recognizing […]

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