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John Y. Jones

Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES

He was the safe uncle of the whistleblowers

Gavin H. Macfadyen (1940–2016): As an American-British documentary filmmaker, he produced a series of films over six decades for the World in Action program: on racial oppression in the United States, child labor, the nuclear threat, war crimes, industrial pollution, and the exploitation of workers. He was also a regular feature in the Logan symposium on warning.

About mourning or insulting the dead

MEMORIES: When we draw unfinished memorial pictures that suit us, we offend the dead.

Julian Assange – a goldmine and a nightmare

BEFORE THE TRIAL 27 OCTOBER: The characteristics Karen Sharpe draws from Assange's work are that everything he brought forward should be open and verifiable, scientifically correct and reliable. But for power, Assange is dangerous – because he makes the whistleblowers dangerous.

About the devil and all his being

EAST ASIA: North Korea has been subjected to persistent blackening to the extent that the slightest attempt to nuance the image is immediately shot down. Is this a book that will provoke the press, political influencers and researchers?

Alerts wanted!

EMAILS: Independent experts say that internals must have leaked Hillary Clinton's secrets. The burglary and theft of e-mails in the Democrats' computer could not have happened from outside.

Excavation journalist Seymour Hersh – a role model

JOURNALISM: Among the best, the American journalist Seymour Hersh (83) reigns. He is blackened from both the right and left flanks – but regrets nothing.

"I failed to stop the Iraq war"

THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: Katharine Gun leaked information about the NSA's request to the British intelligence service GCHQ to spy on members of the UN Security Council in connection with the planned invasion of Iraq.

"Stink journalism" against whistleblowers

JOURNALISM: Professor Gisle Selnes writes that Harald Stanghelle's article in Aftenposten on 23 February 2020 "looks like a statement of support, [but] lies as a framework around the aggravated attack on Assange". He is right. But has Aftenposten always had this relationship with whistleblowers, as in the case of Edward Snowden?

Professor Mads Andenæs: "Assange is exposed to several human rights violations"

WEBINAR: Oxford professor Liora Lazarus recalled the situation for Julian Assange. "Human rights are not for the flawless, but for all."