Official secrets keep proliferating.
'Real' Journalists Recognize That Prosecuting Julian Assange Poses a Grave Threat to Freedom of the Press
The Justice Department’s discretion is the only thing that protects them from a similar fate.
A senator and two congressmen team up to help protect whistleblowers from vindictive prosecution.
World journalists have been quicker than Americans to see danger in prosecuting the Wikileaks founder.
The WikiLeaks founder faces espionage charges for publishing classified U.S. information, a prosecution with serious implications for all our First Amendment protections.
"Governments realize that they are in an existential battle over who controls information."
Either everybody gets to enjoy journalistic freedom, or it will turn into glorified public relations work for the powers-that-be.
In a significant threat to the free press, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces decades in federal prison for leaking classified documents.
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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.
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
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She was imprisoned for a year as she resisted a grand jury's investigation of WikiLeaks.
A prison sentence of seven to nine years is excessive for nonviolent process crimes aimed at concealing legal behavior.
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.
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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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"I will stand by my principles," Manning says.
The Cypherpunk co-founder was a major influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
But WikiLeaks and Manafort have pushed back on the report.
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The suit claims a RICO conspiracy and demands millions.
By selectively editing a quote, the magazine overstates its case.
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The government's top domestic spook says that transparency is a bad, bad thing.
America's score drops while Trump administration considers charges against WikiLeaks.
Look down and take note of the very obvious slippery slope.
A war on WikiLeaks will ultimately threaten a free press.
Brown just got out of prison this past November after four years behind bars for his association with "hacktivists."
Vault 7 serves as another reminder of the inherent folly in building government-mandated backdoors into secure systems.
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