Josh Bell

Josh Bell is a media strategist for the ACLU where he focuses on national security, free speech, privacy & technology, and human rights. Follow him on Twitter: @NYCjosh

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
How the Justice Department's Seizure of a Reporter's Email Records Subverts the Free Press
It emerged late Thursday that the Justice Department had secretly seized years of email and phone records of a New York Times reporter in connection with a leak investigation. This marks a clear escalation of the Trump administration’s attempts to intimidate journalists and their sources. In doing...
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Friday, February 13, 2015
The Obama Administration Has Two Faces When It Comes to Exposing US Torture
There is too often a gap between the Obama administration's words and deeds when it comes to transparency on national security issues. Take, for example, whether the government should release information about the abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody. In a decade-old Freedom of Information Lawsuit...
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" – currently the No. 1 movie in...
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