DOJ right not to prosecute Assange, say press freedom advocates

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.

http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/533015/doj_right_prosecute_assange_say_press_freedom_advocates/

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Waiting for Freedom of the Press in Bulgaria

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.

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/11/17/waiting-for-freedom-of-the-press-in-bulgaria/

Obama’s Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

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.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/obama-ben-bradlee-press-freedom-ironic_n_4310810.html