Monday, February 10, 2014

Defying threats to journalism, The Intercept

Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; Amy Goodman,;

Death by Metadata: NSA's role
Investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald visited Democracy Now! for their first interview after launching "The Intercept," their new digital magazine published by First Look Media, the newly formed media venture started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Greenwald is the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the National Security Agency's crimes. He was previously a columnist at The Guardian, a British newspaper.
Army-run Egypt: "Silencing of dissent"
Scahill is producer and writer of the documentary film "Dirty Wars," which has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. "We are really about a journalistic ethos -- which is not doing things like helping the U.S. continue its targeting of U.S. citizens for death, but by being adversarial to the government," Greenwald says. 
"[We're] telling the public what it ought to know and targeting the most powerful corporate factions with accountability journalism." Greenwald and Scahill founded with filmmaker Laura Poitras. More

Kids for Cash: shocking U.S. scandal
Older Olympics (Reuters)
The Sochi Olympic Games are rightly highlighting the constellation of abuses that have become standard in Russia under Pres. Vladimir Putin. Most notably is intense and often violent homophobia, tacitly endorsed by the government with the recent passage of the law against “gay propaganda.” While Sochi shines a light on Russian human-rights violations, it affords an opportunity to expose the rampant capitalist corruption and abuse that accompanies the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Justice Dept. expands LGBT rights in Federal sites

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