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    U.S. Falls Again in World Press Freedom Index – Now Ranked #49 Globally

    In the United States, 2014 was marked by judicial harassment of New York Times investigative reporter James Risen in connection with the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged under the Espionage Act with giving him classified information. US journalists are still not protected by a federal shield law that would guarantee their right not to name their sources or reveal other confidential information about their work. Meanwhile, at least 15 journalists were arbitrarily arrested during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against black teenager Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

    – From Reporters Without Borders’ 2015
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    http://index.rsf.org/#!/index-details/USA




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    Apologists will try to point out that ranking is higher than most. It can't be fixed with an election, either; Obama has continued or worsened what Bush did. No one cares about these issues, however, because Brian Williams made up a story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetragrammaton View Post
    Apologists will try to point out that ranking is higher than most. It can't be fixed with an election, either; Obama has continued or worsened what Bush did. No one cares about these issues, however, because Brian Williams made up a story.
    I agree completely, even if the press breaks a story the government will brand them whistleblowers and prosecute them. It is a bunch of horse**** to be honest, I understand the need for security on a national level but some of the **** the government suggests is done for National security is flagrantly illegal and needs to be brought to light.

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