Journalism at Risk: WikiLeaks founder prepares for possible US extradition

Media freedom groups are giving a stark warning about the health of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – as he prepares for the opening hearing on his US extradition next week. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com … Read more Journalism at Risk: WikiLeaks founder prepares for possible US extradition

How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead. Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene. Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe’s … Read more How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

Priti Patel lays out plans for new point-based immigration policy

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the UK has been too long ‘dependent’ on EU low-skilled labour as she explained the government’s new point-based immigration system in Westminster. Patel claimed this policy will bring overall immigration numbers down by reducing the number of low-skilled individuals entering the UK as well as by ending freedom of movement … Read more Priti Patel lays out plans for new point-based immigration policy

Will media freedom in the Philippines survive? I Inside Story

President takes legal action to shut down country’s biggest broadcaster It’s being described as the most severe attack on media freedom in the Philipinnes. President Rodrigo Duterte has filed a supreme court petition to shut down the largest television network, accusing ABS-CBN of committing ‘highly abusive practices’. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines … Read more Will media freedom in the Philippines survive? I Inside Story

Police unlawfully interfered with freedom of expression over ‘transphobic’ tweets

A police force unlawfully interfered with a man’s right to freedom of expression by turning up at his place of work over his allegedly “transphobic” tweets, a judge has ruled. Harry Miller, a 54-year-old former police officer and now docker from Humberside, founded campaign group Fair Cop following the action against him over his Twitter … Read more Police unlawfully interfered with freedom of expression over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Algeria protests: One year since anti-gov’t rallies began

Larger than normal Friday protests are expected in Algeria. Its the first anniversary of the beginning of the mass movement that overthrew Algeria’s longest ruler. Despite the downfall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, protesters demand freedom and democracy as well as the removal of who they call “the ruling elite”. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – … Read more Algeria protests: One year since anti-gov’t rallies began

FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist

Born just months before Ukraine declared independence, Inna Shevchenko is now the leader of an international women’s protest movement called FEMEN, which protests against patriarchy, the sex industry, dictatorship and religion. This month she published an illustrated book on her childhood in Ukraine, entitled “My first name is Inna”, in which she explains where her activism … Read more FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist

Are the loudest voices on India’s airwaves normalising hate? | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: “Terrorists”, “anti-nationals” – Indian TV anchors are in attack mode against critics of the ruling party. Plus the history of blackface in the Arab world. Are the loudest voices on India’s airwaves normalising hate? India is more than two months into a series of nationwide protests against a new … Read more Are the loudest voices on India’s airwaves normalising hate? | The Listening Post (Full)