Under the First Amendment, the question of whether Assange qualifies as a legitimate journalist is irrelevant.
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Contrary to what the judge who blocked his extradition implied, the Espionage Act does not include an exception for "responsible" journalism.
The fear that harsh federal jail conditions will lead to Assange’s suicide is the only reason he won’t face espionage charges in the U.S.
Though journalists tend to despise the WikiLeaks founder, his fate could impact the future of their profession.
The president has the worst record for clemency in modern history.
If Trump isn’t interested, maybe the Biden administration could get started with a few acts of mercy.
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
New Julian Assange Indictment Crushes the Hopes of Journalists Who Thought Their Press Passes Would Save Them
Don't believe the Justice Department when it reassures journalists that the WikiLeaks founder is uniquely guilty of violating the Espionage Act.
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Under the government's theory in some of the charges, any reporter who knowingly prints certain kinds of government secrets could equally be prosecuted.
It's not just the right to report that's under attack. It's also your right to be informed.
And the WikiLeaks founder will be in court again tomorrow.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is itself prone to abuse by prosecutors. This is another example.
Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
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The WikiLeaks founder has few if any defenders in Congress.
The world is a better place now that it's harder than ever for governments to keep secrets.
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But WikiLeaks and Manafort have pushed back on the report.
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By selectively editing a quote, the magazine overstates its case.
America's score drops while Trump administration considers charges against WikiLeaks.
Look down and take note of the very obvious slippery slope.
Please stop ignoring that government officials have agendas.
From Iraq to SecureDrop, WikiLeaks remains an important tool for free speech, information, and action.
Doesn't see any real reforms
Sources say they'd be unable to do so without also having to prosecute American journalists
Running for a seat in the Australian Senate
Julian Assange says group suffers "teething problems"
This is the same Grunwald who called for more government control of everything
Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy but guilty of espionage