Assange Case Raises Press Freedom Fears

The disclosure this week that US prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Wikileaks' Julian Assange could set a dangerous precedent undermining press freedoms. Details remain unclear, but much depends on how Assange will be treated. Although not traditional journalists, what WikiLeaks does can be hard to legally separate from what traditional news groups routinely do -- receiving and publishing classified information -- "exactly what journalists do all the time,” noted Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: November 17, 2018