JOURNALISM: Professor Gisle Selnes writes that Harald Stanghelle's column 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?
Notification: The treatment of Julian Assange is a legal disaster that began in Sweden and continued in the United Kingdom. If the United States manages to get Assange extradited, it could prevent the publication of information about the great power in the future.
Assange"It is incomprehensible that an undermining of the rule of law to such an extent can take place in a democracy like Sweden," says Günter Wallraff in a conversation with MODERN TIMES about the Julian Assange case. And adds: "The death sentence is as good as handed down."
ASSANGE: "If Julian Assange is convicted, a murderous system is about to arise right before our eyes. It will be the death knell for freedom of the press and the rule of law, "said Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
: Harsh attacks on skeptical dissent and lack of criticism of those in power: Is the mass media helping to restrict freedom of expression? Ny Tid has spoken with media researcher Rune Ottosen and Fritt Ord's director Knut Olav Åmås.
ASSANGE: While Dagbladet's Inger Merete Hobbelstad claimed that Julian Assange was allowed to speak "unchallenged", Bergens Tidende's Eirin Eikefjord gave him the psychiatric diagnosis paranoid. Did they have a basis for that?
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