The Julian Assange Case Threatens All Journalists Who Scrutinize Government Conduct
Journalists are under attack all around. So long as one repeats the official narrative one is tolerated. But ask the wrong questions…
Assange faces charges in the U.S. of conspiring with Chelsea Manning and hackers to gain access to and publish classified information that embarrassed the government. It’s an extraordinary proceeding which has American officials claiming that U.S. law applies to a foreign publisher, but that U.S. constitutional protections do not.
It’s also a caution to journalists that governments will go to any length to punish those who inconvenience or embarrass them.
This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/09/the-julian-assange-case-threatens-all-journalists-who-scrutinize-government-conduct/.