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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 18 2014, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-is-not-free dept.

combatserver writes:

"While The Guardian and The New York Times reported on the NSA targeting of data leaked by popular mobile apps, independent sources produced highly-detailed articles--accompanied by source material--that paint a much broader picture of NSA capabilities and intent. Recent restrictions imposed on journalists--a result of corporate influence, editorial decisions, and threats against journalists--combined with the ease of establishing a website, might be driving a new era in journalism.

The Intercept recently announced a shift towards independent reporting with the creation of their own news outlet, free of the constraints imposed on journalists by 'Big Media' and governments. Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill have joined forces to provide the world with an alternative, perhaps blazing a path towards a fundamental change in how news is reported and distributed. SoylentNews can play a significant role in this shift towards journalistic freedom--we share many common core-ideals, and can give voice to independent news sources.

The Big Question: How will 'Big Media' and governments react to this shift in journalism?"

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by elf on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:41PM

    by elf (64) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:41PM (#1617)

    The whole Ed Snowden thing has been quite interesting, it has put in the public eye what everyone has known for a while. But while before everyone just knew it before, it is now in the public eye and up for debate which hasn't been done before.

    I like the idea of this public debate happening but more for the discusion aspect not the fact that it is new news. Since I was a kid I was told all your internet, phone, email etc was monitored but it was never a main stream news item. If real criminals didn't know this was happening then they shouldn't have been criminals :)

    For me this article held interest because of the way the agencies were using their powers to target people they thought were dangerous and difference in opinion with how dangerous the public think they are.

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