Media Are “Enemies of the People”: Trump

Battered by tough news coverage and a flood of leaks, Donald Trump this week lashed out at the news media in his harshest language yet, branding it "the enemy of the American People!" on Twitter. The comment brought widespread condemnation -- Republican columnist David Brooks called it "rhetoric straight out of the fascist playbook," and his own cabinet members backed away from the phrase. But it has left journalists wondering if Trump supporters may feel emboldened to launch physical attacks against the press.

Source: BBC

Posted on: February 19, 2017

IPI Presses for Changes to British Virgin Islands Bill

The ICIJ Offshore Leaks project and investigations into tax havens have hit the British Virgin Islands hard. Officials there are pushing a draconian new law with severe penalties for anyone leaking information or publishing leaked information about BVI offshore companies. The International Press Institute (IPI) is pressing for changes to this bill, which it says could hamper the ability of journalists to do their job.

Source: International Press Institute

Posted on: March 28, 2014