Freedom of the Press http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/57636/all en Secrets and (alleged) spies: Bradley Manning and 8 other Edward Snowdens in America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130625/espionage-edward-snowden-nsa-secrets <p>Nine times in US history, all of them since 1971, federal prosecutors have brought charges under the Espionage Act for disclosing information to a newspaper, blog, book or other media outlet. Six cases occurred in the last eight years.</p> <p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden faces the same threat after admitting to leaking secret US surveillance documents to Britain&#39;s Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130625/espionage-edward-snowden-nsa-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Freedom of the Press Need to Know Politics United States Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:47:00 +0000 David Ingram and Joseph Ax, Reuters 5867054 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Al Jazeera's journalists are being targeted in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140202/al-jazeera-journalists-targeted-egypt <div id="cke_pastebin"> CAIRO &mdash; In Egypt, journalists are being accused of terrorism.</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140202/al-jazeera-journalists-targeted-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Freedom of the Press Need to Know World Leaders Conflict Zones Military Politics Culture & Lifestyle Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:17:00 +0000 Louisa Loveluck 6059626 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Peter Greste's imprisonment is everyone's problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140204/peter-grestes-imprisonment-everyones-problem <p>NAIROBI &mdash; Journalist Peter Greste, along with several of his colleagues, has been detained in Egypt since Dec. 29 2013. He was arrested for being a journalist. He is accused of terrorism. And he has been held in solitary confinement at Cairo&rsquo;s Tora Prison for over a month, allowed out for just four hours a day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140204/peter-grestes-imprisonment-everyones-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Freedom of the Press Need to Know Kenya Middle East Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 6061061 at http://www.globalpost.com