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Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

Author warns coalition of MPs (CPCCA) intent on criminalizing free speech on Israel/Palestine
2010-09-11
Seriously Free Speech Committee
The author of a new book on antisemitism kicks off a Western Canada tour Sept. 17 to sound an alarm that a coalition of MPs (CPCCA) is intent on outlawing criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, pos...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Journalists in danger
2012-11-02
Reporters without Borders
As the United Nations Human Rights Council prepared for its Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm over growing threats to journalists’ lives and safety in ...
Judge dismisses obscenity charges against newspaper editor
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
A Lusaka court yesterday acquitted The Post editor Chansa Kabwela of a charge of #distributing obscene material# for sending the vice-president photos of a woman giving birth in a hospital car park.
Royal Thai Navy sues two journalists for quoting Reuters report
2013-12-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation charges brought against Alan Morison, an Australian journalist based in the southwestern province of Phuket who edits the news website Phuket...
RSF indignant over non-renewal of press cards
2002-01-16
Reporters Without Borders
Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
2011-03-16
OrangeWebsite
Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...

Sources Select Resources

Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
The conspiracy to censor the Internet
Article
2017
World Socialist Web Site
The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, t...
Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms
Sonnenblume, Kollibri terre
Article
2017
CounterPunch
An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cu...
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
Article
2018
World Socialist Web Site
In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
CounterPunch
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their...
Google will 'de-rank' RT articles to make them harder to find - Eric Schmidt
Article
2017
RT.com
The Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet states that the company will engineer specific algorithms for news services RT and Sputnik to make their content less prominent on the search...
Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
Niemuth, Niles
Article
2017
World Socialist Web Site
Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the publi...
Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
Damon, Andre; North, David
Article
2017
World Socialist Web Site
New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
Google's Ridiculous AdSense Morality Police Strike Again
Masnick, Mike
Article
2015
Techdirt
The morality police at AdSense argued that this news story -- which was about a legal dispute concerning the video -- somehow violated AdSense's terms against putting the ads on content including "str...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
JournalismSources.com
Website
2017
Sources
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Onlinecensorship.org
Website
Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
Their Interent or Ours?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
Connexions
The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glo...
The Salaita Affair
Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Project Censored
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
Top Ten Censored Stories of 1989
News Release 1990
Article
1990
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2018
Dissident Voice
Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that...
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "...

Sources Bookshelf

Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."


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