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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: 1) by c0lo on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:25AM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:25AM (#2097) Journal

    I support the EFF but the ACLU lost any claim to being a staunch defender of rights when they decided they were going to fight for even the most extreme interpretations of every law and Amendment except the 2nd.

    In brief: citation needed.
    In details: no, seriously, I'm not trolling. I'm acutely missing a reference to what exactly ACLU has done.

  • (Score: 1) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:09AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:09AM (#3190) Homepage Journal
    Absolutely nothing, that's kind of the point. If they're really about protecting all of our rights, they need to protect all of them equally aggressively.
    My rights don't end where your fear begins.