Will the US condemn UK's attempt to use 'Terrorism' laws to suppress journalism?
The UK government has decided that journalism can be classed and pursued as "terrorism" in the courts. This is outrageous and dangerous in the extreme; it is incompatible with basic democracy.
An unholy mixture: surveillance, the law and a setback for journalism
We should not underestate the seriousness of the government's attacks on those seeking to expose its surveillance secrets. At stake is not only what the state is entitled to do to the public, but what journalists are entitled to do to expose it and perform the vital role of public watchdog.