Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

Former President Donald Trump has called for the arrest of journalists who published a leaked Supreme Court draft decision on abortion rights last spring — despite the fact that their action was completely legal — in yet another attack on press freedom. The Supreme Court’s draft opinion was leaked in May, just a few weeks before the Court was set to publicize its final decision, and laid out how… Source Source / Read More: Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

How New York Times Fear-Mongering Helped Republicans Win the House

In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, there was a lot of attention focused on the role of “fake news,” but a year later, a study published in the Columbia Journalism Review told a very different story, with the blunt title, “Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.” Instead of fake news — which was a real but relatively small problem in 2016 (all fake Russian ads… Source Source / Read More: How New York Times Fear-Mongering Helped Republicans Win the House

Journalists in Texas Say Uvalde Police Are Actively Obstructing News Reporters

Police and bikers in Uvalde, Texas, are restricting a growing number of journalists from reporting on the aftermath of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 fourth graders and two teachers dead. “None of us can ever recall being treated in such a manner and our job impeded in such a manner,” says Nora Lopez, executive editor of San Antonio Express-News and president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. “Newsgathering is a constitutional right, so at some point this will cross into basically official oppression,” she says. Lopez also says residents are now afraid to speak…

Israel Says No Criminal Probe Into Killing of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Israel will not pursue a criminal investigation into the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, whose death earlier this month sparked global outrage. The development was reported Thursday by both Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post. Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Palestine, was fatally shot in the head on May 11 while covering an Israeli raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. She was wearing a helmet and press jacket. Witnesses say she was shot by an Israeli soldier. “In view of the nature of the operational activity, which included intense fighting and extensive…

Western journalists neglect their Ukrainian colleagues’ safety

The tragic death of Oleksandra Kuvshynova has put a spotlight on the critical role of local field producers and translators when reporting in conflict zones. The behaviour of many international colleagues (who work for Western as well as Middle-Eastern or Asian media outlets) regarding security is simply unprofessional and irresponsible.

A Secretive Border Patrol Unit Worked With the FBI to Investigate Journalists

A shocking exposé reveals how a secretive Customs and Border Protection division investigated as many as 20 journalists and their contacts by using government databases intended to track terrorists. Those investigated include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza, along with others at The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. We speak to Jana Winter, the investigative correspondent who broke the story at Yahoo News, who says it’s unclear if the surveillance program was discontinued. “These were career officials who are still running this secretive unit with no rules and no procedures for how…