The attempt to extradite Assange to the United States was rejected in January, but bail was refused and he continues to be held in Belmarsh prison pending an appeal. It is the third birthday he has spent in the high-security prison in south east London.
Author: Barry White
Barry is a former trade union organiser who following his retirement became the national organiser for the media reform group the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF) which closed in 2018. He is currently a member of the CPBFNorth which continues campaigning for media reform, is an active member of the NUJ and is secretary to the Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area.
Proposed changes to official secrets and espionage laws could seriously affect press freedom and civil rights.
Barry White presents a roundup of the latest media news, as media ownership becomes more concentrated, GB News prepares for launch, and more job losses are announced at the BBC.
We need to keep the pressure up for Julian’s release, the US charges to be dropped and the right to report strengthened in the light of the judge’s ruling. Julian’s struggle is far from over and neither are the threats against investigative journalism highlighted in Vanessa Baraitser’s ruling.