Tag: freedom of the press

Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central.

First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos.

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Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Mass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

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Newly Published Clinton Email Reveals How Government Manipulates Mainstream Media

Posted by on October 2, 2015 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 9 Comments
Newly Published Clinton Email Reveals How Government Manipulates Mainstream Media

The unclassified staff email to Clinton, released amid her ongoing email scandal, demonstrates not only that the former Secretary of State and her staff were out to discredit Assange, but that the government manipulates media and wields heavy influence over it.

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Charges Against Journalists Raise Troubling Questions About Press Freedom in Ferguson

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Charges Against Journalists Raise Troubling Questions About Press Freedom in Ferguson

“A crime was committed at the McDonald’s, not by journalists, but by local police who assaulted both Ryan and Wes Lowery of The Washington Post during violent arrests. At least we know Ferguson knows how to file charges.”

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