WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing looking into worldwide threats to U.S. national security on Tuesday, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) suggested that journalists brokering leaked documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are breaking the law. Later, Rogers called investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who first broke the NSA leak story, a thief for stealing government information. Greenwald responded on Twitter, saying, “Maybe there's something that has become pretty sick about DC political culture if the idea of prosecuting journalists is now this mainstream.” RT's Liz Wahl talks to WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to see if journalists reporting on leaked documents are accomplices to treason, as some US government officials have suggested, or merely participating in their First Amendment rights to freedom of the press.

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