Journalism

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Approximately two out of three investigative journalists believe the U.S. government "has probably collected data" from their phones and online communications. (Photo: Electronic Frontier Foundation/Wikimedia/cc)
In the wake of the NSA mass surveillance scandal, an overwhelming majority of investigative journalists believe that the U.S. government is spying on them, and large numbers say that this belief impacts the way they go about their reporting, a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday reveals. The findings are based on a December online survey,...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
One of the three Al Jazeera journalists who had been held in Egypt for 400 days...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Activist and journalist Barrett Brown was sentenced in a Dallas, Texas federal...

Further

Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...

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