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US Press Freedom Tracker: Reporters Criminalized for ‘Routine Journalism’ in 2023

Screen shot from U.S. Press Freedom Tracker’s 2023 report on arrested and detained journalists By Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter In 2023, the United States government armed the Israeli military in an assault and siege on Gaza that has killed over 75 journalists. It has repeatedly been confirmed that military forces targeted journalists—and their families—to […]

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The US Condemned Stalin’s Prosecution of Journalists. Now It Uses His Playbook.

Protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Julian Assange on a road outside Belmarsh Prison (Alisdare Hickson / Wikimedia Commons) By Charles Glass / Truthout Two of my colleagues — Evan Gershkovich in Moscow and Julian Assange in London — languish in prisons for doing their job: keeping you informed. Russia and the U.S., knowingly or not, […]

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Why Journalists Must Speak Out About Gaza

Palestinian journalists filming the Israeli bombing of civilian neighborhoods, 2021. By Aja Arnold, Rae Garringer, Rebecca Chowdhury, Tina Vasquez, Irene Vazquez, Victoria Bouloubasis, Charmaine Lang, Nour Saudi, and Lewis Raven Wallace This op-ed was co-published by In These Times, Mainline, Mondoweiss, Prism, , Reckon, Scalawag, and Truthout. As journalists and media workers, we know that silencing a free press is a key tactic […]