Quote of the week 06/04/11

“It’s no secret we have had our ups and downs with [Julian Assange], he’s an interesting man and a difficult man, but I think at a time when the eyes of the world will be on how America reacts I hope they don’t go for him in the way that has been suggested, and I hope very much that they treat Bradley Manning properly.”

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger accepts the Newspaper of the Year award from the Press Awards, giving an insight into the relationship between his team and Assange’s WikiLeaks organisation.

(Source: Press Gazette)





“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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