On February 22, the ACLU of South Carolina filed a federal lawsuit against one of the most restrictive "prison media access" policies in the United States.
The U.S. Justice Department is sending a clear signal to the news media that prosecutors will not hesitate to aid a powerful or influential corporation in suppressing investigative journalism.
The U.S. government defended their prosecution of Assange saying he is no "ordinary journalist" and WikiLeaks is not a legitimate publisher.
Journalists trying to cover the biggest world press freedom case of the 21st century have struggled to do their jobs.
Assange's attorneys claim the WikiLeaks publisher has been prosecuted for exposing U.S. government criminality on a "massive and unprecedented scale."
President Joe Biden's campaign seized on IRS whistleblower Charles Littlejohn's revelations about Trump's tax returns. Instead of honoring Littlejohn, the Justice Department sought one of the harshest prison sentences ever.
The following article was made possible by paid subscribers of The Dissenter. Become a subscriber and support independent journalism in defense of press freedom. In Espionage Act prosecutions involving leaks, attorneys at the United States (DOJ) consistently treat the use of privacy tools as evidence of criminality. This tendency should