Special Analysis of the May 2019 Superseding Indictment of Julian Assange

RCFP analyzes frequently asked questions this case raises, annotates the charges and breaks down the counts in the indictment.

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De-Platforming and the Online Extremist’s Dilemma

Online extremists are forced to balance public outreach and operational security in choosing which digital tools to utilize.

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Why the Christchurch Call to Remove Online Terror Content Triggers Free Speech Concerns

Given the phrasing of the Christchurch Call, the Trump administration’s decision to decline to endorse it is consistent with past U.S. practice.

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Two Calls for Tech Regulation: The French Government Report and the Christchurch Call

The French report is a cautious survey of how to manage government regulation of speech in the new platform era, while the Christchurch Call is a high-level pledge to prevent the abuse of an open

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FBI investigation shows the DOJ’s surprising tolerance for leaks … when they come from the DOJ

On April 14, 1987 the Village Voice once again made itself the target of a Federal Bureau of Investigation leak investigation when it published an article based on a leaked memo apparently confirming an Iran-Contra cover-up, amidst leaks and counter-leaks by whistleblowers and politically maneuvering Reagan Administration officials.

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This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s “sky penis”

“The Balls are Going to be Lopsided” and segueing other topics …

In this week’s FOIA roundup, the Navy Times investigates the jet that drew a giant penis over Washington state, text messages indicate that Michigan Representative Larry Inman sought campaign contributions in exchange for his vote, and records reveal that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been largely absent from his legislative responsibilities.

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The Spycraft Revolution

Who is this poor Canadian architecture student they are getting on the case of?

Changes in technology, politics, and business are all transforming espionage. Intelligence agencies must adapt—or risk irrelevance.

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5 takeaways from the Reporters Committee’s analysis of press freedom threats in 2018

Second annual survey of U.S. Press Freedom Tracker data indicates a troubling escalation in the level of violence aimed at journalists and government actions threatening press freedoms U.S. journal…

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