The U.S. Department of Justice has made the right decision to not prosecute WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange for publishing leaks from former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, if a recent report in the Washington Post is correct, press freedom advocates said.
Four foreign journalists were honored with Press Freedom Awards Tuesday evening recognizing their work in the face of severe reprisals, including physical threats and imprisonment.
MORE than 20 years after the instatement of democracy in Bulgaria, the country should be well out of a transitional period, at least regarding basic democratic rights such as freedom of speech and media freedom. This, however, is not the case. According to some recent studies and public sentiment, Bulgaria is rated as the country with the worst state of media freedom among EU member states.
WHEN President Obama presented legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, it was impossible not to detect a certain irony in the air.
Obama lavishly praised Bradlee for unleashing “a new era of investigative journalism, holding America’s leaders accountable and reminding us that our freedom as a nation rests on our freedom of the press.”
POLICE were hunting a lone gunman on the loose in Paris after he opened fire with a shotgun at the offices of a left-wing newspaper and a major bank before hijacking a car to take him to the Champs-Elysees avenue.
PAPER from Columbia Journalism School and the MIT Centre for Civic Media on the effects of mass surveillance on the practice of journalism.
By now, thanks to Edward Snowden and Kim Dotcom, we all know we’re all being watched, all the time. To which the collective response seems to be: “Am I bovvered?”