Mike Rispoli

Mike Rispoli is the Communications Manager for Privacy International, a London-based charity committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world. Follow him on Twitter:@RispoliMike

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
The images are shocking: security guards, armed with dogs and pepper spray, attacking peaceful Native Americans marching against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The footage from Democracy Now! is a brutal reminder that those in power will do anything to stop people from standing against injustice. The...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Journalism Is Not a Crime
On Monday, a day after the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County filed charges against two reporters who were arrested in 2014 while covering the Ferguson protests. Their crime? Being journalists. During the height of the protests last year, Wesley Lowery of the...
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Arrests in Baltimore Highlight Need to Protect the Right to Record
Since the protests began over Freddie Gray’s arrest and subsequent death at the hands of police, at least three journalists in Baltimore have been attacked or arrested for documenting police activity. Baltimore police beat City Paper photo editor J.M. Giordano on April 25 after a nearby protester...
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The Year Governments Struck Back: Seven Things You Need to Know about Privacy in 2014
Going into 2014, there were high hopes for advancing privacy protections and to finally have the debate around surveillance we've been clamoring for. In 2013, the right to privacy was “the right whose time has come” . Privacy was even Dictionary.com's word of the year . Europe was on the edge of...
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