Washington Says “Journalism Is Not A Crime” While Working To Criminalize Journalism


There is no greater threat posed to world press freedoms than the one the US is presenting with its persecution of Julian Assange

Caitlin Johnstonehttps://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/washington-says-journalism-is-not?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=82124&post_id=113393100&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email9 Apr 23

After a certain point criticizing the hypocrisy and contradictions of the US-centralized empire starts to feel too easy, like shooting fish in a barrel. But hell let’s do it anyway; the barrel’s right here, and I really hate these particular fish.

Russian security services haveformally filed espionage chargesagainst Wall Street Journal reporter EvanGershkovich, who has been detained in Russia since his arrest last month.Gershkovich reportedly denies the spying allegations and says he was engaged in journalistic activity in Russia.

This news came out at the same time asa joint statementwas published by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemningGershkovich’s detention as a violation of press freedoms.

“Let there be no mistake: journalism…

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