Daniel Hale, a former government intelligence analyst, was charged in a federal court under the Espionage Act with five crimes related to the disclosure of classified information.
In considering whether to extradite Assange, the UK should also consider the detention conditions he could be subjected to in the US as a person charged with national security crimes.
If the Executive Order is used to enlist federal agencies in the quest to suppress speech with which the Administration disagrees, federal agency heads and college administrators must mightily resist, including by going to court if necessary.
The Truth on the Ballot report offers a stark warning about the normalization of fraudulent news and disinformation as campaign tactics, sounding an alarm that such unsavory methods are becoming part of the toolbox of hotly contested modern campaigns.
“It is deeply disturbing to see the President of the United States restrict journalists’ access in a retaliatory manner in front of a dictator who leads the most restrictive country on earth,” said PEN America Director Nora Benavidez.
CPJ is concerned by reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is harassing journalists or subjecting them to invasive questioning during secondary screening when they cross into the United States.
Over 11 percent of Trump’s 5,400 tweets since he announced his candidacy have insulted or criticized journalists and outlets, or condemned and denigrated the news media as a whole.
All journalists should complete a thorough risk assessment before traveling, taking into consideration immigration status, travel history, reason for visiting the U.S., and the data stored on their devices.
The Trump administration announced it would fully reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, and in doing so outlined a new set of rules governing press conduct for White House news conferences.
“The Trump administration’s revocation of Mr. Acosta’s press pass was reckless and, as the judge said today, ‘shrouded in mystery,’ and we are relieved that Mr. Acosta can return to work at the White House,” said RSF.
“There is no single path to justice in the Jamal Khashoggi murder. Precisely because of Saudi influence, there needs to be multiple efforts on different fronts.”
Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes – or that users never provided at all – for targeted advertising.
EFF has submitted an amicus brief to the New Hampshire Supreme Court asking it to affirm a lower court ruling that found criticism of a patent owner was not defamatory.
A U.S. District Court judge accepted the terms of Reality Winner’s plea agreement, under which she will serve 63 months in prison. This is the longest sentence ever received by a federal defendant accused of making an unauthorized disclosure to the media.