Julian Assange’s arrest is a moment of mortal danger for true journalism – of the kind that holds power to account. Now is the time to judge those who profess to be journalists. Are they ready to defend the right to tell uncomfortable truths, or are they simply empire loyalists?
This is no time for journalists to equivocate about Assange or hold their counsel. If you believe in a free press and the right to make the powerful uncomfortable, you have to speak up. If you don’t, don’t expect anyone to take you seriously as a journalist ever again