Two kinds of people are interested in Laura Pointras’ new documentary, CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden’s early contacts with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and herself. Let’s have a review of the film for each group, the Haters and Everyone Else.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:00 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 15, 2014 4:20 pm|
Five media organizations are challenging Missouri’s Department of Corrections, which is keeping critical information about execution drugs that are being used for lethal injections secret.
|By: spocko Monday April 14, 2014 8:00 pm|
This award might help journalists and their publishers stand up more, but they are still going to need those whistleblowers. And whistleblowers can see that their lives will be ruined. Who is helping and protecting them?
|By: Connor Gibson Friday February 14, 2014 7:15 pm|
Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which reporters have characterized as a “dating service” for its role in pushing copycat, corporate-crafted laws through state legislatures.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 3, 2014 12:18 pm|
When smart policies that reduce the deficit with 60-70% support are not being adopted the issue isn’t messaging, it is something deeper.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 31, 2014 10:15 am|
The act of demolition was not going to stop The Guardian from reporting on any more of the files from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, but it did not matter to Downing Street. Cabinet secretary Jeremy Heywood, sent by Prime Minister David Cameron, informed the media organization in late June and July of last year that there had been enough debate. “We can do this nicely or we can go to the law,” he said at one point.
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday January 14, 2014 6:52 pm|
Today marks a moment long dreaded — the beginning of the end of net neutrality.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 2, 2014 2:03 pm|
Editorials from two of the most well established newspapers in the world – the Guardian and the New York Times – have now called for clemency for Edward Snowden and recognized him as a legitimate whistleblower. The case for the current indictment by the US Department of Justice that labels Snowden a spy and a thief has lost all moral credibility. The DOJ is now seen in America and around the world as out of step with our common values.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:45 am|
There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an ideological opposition to the process in which the material is being published, that is hard to tell when engaging with some who are bothered.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 3, 2013 2:10 pm|
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger appeared before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on how the media organization had handled the publication of National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The invitation to appear before the committee seemed to be part of an escalation in attacks on the Guardian since it began to publish stories on NSA documents, especially the NSA’s partnership with the UK spy agency, GCHQ.