The US Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedoms

Truth2Freedom's Blog

THE INDICTMENT OFJulian Assangeunsealed todayby the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. Thecharging documentand accompanying extradition request from the U.S. government,used by the U.K. policeto arrest Assange once Ecuadorofficially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to criminalize numerous activities at the core of investigative journalism.

So much of what has been reported today about this indictment has been false. Two facts in particular have been utterly distorted by the DOJ and then misreported by numerous media organizations.

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