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As Major Outlets Ignore Assange Extradition Hearing, Ai Weiwei Demands Freedom for WikiLeaks Founder
"He truly represents a core value of why we are free—because we have freedom of the press," Weiwei said.
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Protestors wear "#FREEASSANGE" face masks outside Belmarsh prison prior to Julian Assange's extradition hearing on February 24, 2020 in London. Views
Julian Assange: Press Shows Little Interest in Media ‘Trial of Century’
A successful Assange prosecution could be the legal spark for future anti-journalistic actions.
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'This Is How You Normalize a Madman': Scholars, Press Watchdogs Call on Corporate Media to Treat Trump Like the Authoritarian Threat He Is
"Our democracy is at stake. Trump is trying to steal an election, and the press should say so, every day until Election Day."
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'These Are the Actions of a Fascist': Press, Rights Advocates Warn of Dangerous Pattern as Trump Again Lauds Violence Against Journalists
"An American president does not praise violence against a reporter for doing his job. That is what an ugly, insecure two-bit dictator does."
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'Unprecedented Abuse of Emergency Powers': Free Speech Advocates Denounce Trump Effort to Ban TikTok, WeChat Apps
The move, says one advocate, is "shortsighted, ridiculous, and likely unconstitutional."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on May 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump's executive order could lead to attempts to punish companies such as Twitter and Google for attempting to point out factual inconsistencies in social media posts by politicians. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Confused by Section 230? So Is Donald Trump
A key protection for internet freedom has run headlong into a Trump administration determined to stifle all criticism of the president and ensure that social media remain tools for the unchecked spread of the president's brand of disinformation and bigotry.
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'We're With You': ACLU, Press Freedom Advocates Denounce Attack on Journalist by LA Sheriff's Deputies
Video footage of the incident contradicts official reports from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing
The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange.
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"Assange’s US extradition case is a testimony to the deepening crisis of Western liberal democracy.," writes Hayase. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) Views
Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step up to Fight this War on Journalism
Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy.
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"All indications are that Assange will be extradited to the US to face a rigged grand jury trial meant to ensure he sees out his days in a maximum-security prison, serving a sentence of up to 175 years," writes Cook. (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Views
For Years, Journalists Cheered Assange’s Abuse. Now They’ve Paved His Path To a US Gulag
Journalists had a chance to join Assange in his struggle to rebuild journalism. Instead, they fled the battlefield, leaving him as a sacrificial offering to their corporate masters.
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