Onafhankelijk onderzoeksjournalist John Pilger overloopt op zijn website de zaak van Julian Assange, die reeds zeven jaar wordt vervolgd zonder dat enige beschuldiging tegen hem werd uitgesproken. Hij noemt de manier waarop de mainstream media deze zaak selectief verdraaien ten bate van de VS “anti-journalisme” en “een bedreiging voor alle journalisten ter wereld”. Meer lezen
Peter Oborne opens a media can of worms
By Jonathan Cook
The revelations last week by the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator Peter Oborne that his newspaper spiked stories that upset advertisers to avoid losing lucrative ad revenue have apparently taken most journalists by surprise.
It has been especially embarrassing for the Telegraph, because one of the advertisers it apparently placated was the HSBC bank, currently at the centre of a storm of disclosures that its Swiss operation systematically helped clients worldwide with tax evasion. Other Telegraph journalists have backed Oborne, saying the paper avoided stories that risked antagonising a range of advertisers and even foreign governments. Read more