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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...

News Releases

Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
2013-12-04
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
EFF Joins Dozens of Groups in Call for Transparency in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
2014-12-11
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined dozens of civil society groups from around the world in calling for the release of the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a massi...
Five journalists get ten-year jail terms in Burma for 'violating state secrets'
2014-07-11
Reporters without Borders
In the latest in a series of reverses for media freedom in Burma, a court in the central region of Magway today sentenced five newspaper journalists to ten years in prison with hard labour on charges ...
Haaretz reporter reaches plea bargain with Tel Aviv district attorney
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has deep reservations about yesterday’s announcement that a deal has been struck between the Tel Aviv district attorney and Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.
Malaysian Blogger held under draconian Official Secrets Act
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed to learn that the blogger Syed Abdullah Hussein Al-Attas is being held under the Official Secrets Act.
RWB supports legal action against secrets law
2014-12-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regrets that on 10 December, 2014, when the entire world was celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Japanese government allowed a ...

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Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
Content Magazine - Number 24
October 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Fighting Secrecy and the National Security State
An Interview With Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Co-Producer of WikiLeaks's "Collateral Murder" Video
BERNSTEIN, Dennis
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Interview with Iceland Member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Pirate Party on the status of this emerging international struggle against government secrecy and surveillance.
Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors
Article
2015
The Tyee
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants...
The History Thieves - Review
How Britain covered up its imperial crimes
Jack, Ian
Book
2016
Guardian
A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned th...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
PFC Bradley Manning, Patriot
Why Manning was Within His Rights to Give Secrets to Wikileaks
Ross, Sherwood
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Article
2013
ICIJ
Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
Article
2010
Wikileaks
This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. govern...
US news media to be monitored to curb leaks
Article
2012
Al Jazeera
A series of leak leads U.S. officials to take additional measures to stop the public from learning about government secrets.
Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
Blunden, Bill
Article
2015
CounterPunch
After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedd...
WikiLeaks, Corruption and the Super Injunction
Suppression and Information
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2014
Counterpunch
In Australia, whose institutions still pride themselves on an antiquated obsession with aspects of English gagging, suppression orders do retain a certain mystique. They certainly do in the Australian...
Wikileaks, the US, Sweden and Devil's Island
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2011
CounterPunch

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 24
October 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The History Thieves
Secrets, Lies, and the Shaping of a Modern Nation
Cobain, Ian
Book
2016
Ian Cobain uncovers the role of secrecy in the British state - and the lies, omissions and misrepresentations we've been fed to maintain the facade of a fair and just Britain.
Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.


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