Julian Assange's charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn
Parts of the indictment go head-to-head with basic journalistic activities protected by the first amendment, academics say
The charge sheet accusing Julian Assange of engaging in criminal theft of US state secrets contains a direct assault on fundamental press freedoms and could have a devastating effect on the basic acts of journalism, leading first amendment scholars and advocacy groups have warned.
Prosecutors in the eastern district of Virginia released on Thursday an indictment against the WikiLeaks founder that has been under seal since March 2018. It will now form the...