Charging Assange under the Espionage Act is a threat to press freedom and investigative journalism
The American Justice Department (DOJ) has charged WikilLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. This is alarming press freedom supporters around the globe.
Julian Assange in 2014. By Cancillería del Ecuador - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dgcomsoc/14933990406/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
“You can think what you want about Assange”, comments Henrik Kaufholz, ECPMF Chair of Executive Board, “but this is a disaster and may have implications for investigative journalism and press freedom everywhere. Regardless of whether one considers Assange a journalist or not, it bears the risk that it can be applied to journalists as well in a consequence.”
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