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Activists Using Qik To Salvage Videos After Police Confiscate Cameras

Posted June 6th, 2011 by mauiguy
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As police continue to blatantly steal and destroy cameras from citizens without any legal authority whatsoever, it is essential to store our video footage online so it can accessed regardless of what happens to our cameras.

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State Dept. on Wikileaks: Transcript of Daily Press Briefing, Dec. 2nd

Posted December 3rd, 2010 by Cyphase
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Some choice quotes:

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QUESTION: Some of the governments that have been mentioned in these cables are heavily censoring press in terms of releasing some of this information. How do you feel about that? (Laughter.)

MR. CROWLEY: The official position ... [is that] ... we value a vibrant, active, aggressive media. It is important to the development of civil society in this country and around the world. ...

QUESTION: Do you know if the State Department regards WikiLeaks as a media organization?

MR. CROWLEY: No. We do not.

QUESTION: And why not?

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85% say press freedom more important than saving newspapers

Posted June 14th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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Devastating news from Rasmussen Reports for the FTC's "Reinventing Journalism" project, as fully 85 percent of the respondents to a national telephone survey say protecting freedom of the press is more important than saving existing newspapers. Perhaps even more worrisome for the FTC is the fact that only 19 percent of the respondents think it's appropriate for the government to be involved in efforts to prop up existing newspapers.

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What the US Media Shield Bill Means for Bloggers & Citizen Journalists

Posted December 18th, 2009 by slayer548
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A new bill that would protect media sources who don't reveal classified sources is also defining what a journalist actually is, and guess what? Its not a very broad definition.

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Washington Post Calls For Federal Funding Of Newspapers?

Posted October 30th, 2009 by Cyphase
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Just days after we wrote about a study that showed more government funding of the press leads to less reporting on government corruption, along comes the Washington Post with an editorial saying it's time to have the federal government fund more journalism. I wonder how Watergate would have turned out if the Washington Post was relying on Nixon for cash...

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