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“Journalism is not incompatible with activism”: Jineth Bedoya, recipient of the Award for Courageous International Reporting

Jineth Bedoya Lima is likely one of the most award-winning Colombian journalists. Both her 20-year journalistic career and her activism to end violence against women, to which she has dedicated herself in recent years, have been recognized by national and international organizations. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Social media has blurred the line between journalism and activism, but panel says important differences remain

The question of what is the difference between journalism and activism animated the discussion during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 15. Panelists agreed that although the line between the two has become harder to discern in the age of social media, there are still some important and key differences between journalists and activists. Read more »


U.S. Internet activist, former WikiLeaks informant receives 10 years in prison

Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old Internet activist and WikiLeaks informant from Chicago, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release on Nov. 15 after pleading guilty to hacking into the servers of the Texas-based private global intelligence company Strategic Forcasting (Stratfor) and leaking the information he gathered to WikiLeaks. Read more »


Why does a U.S. journalist and Anonymous activist face 105 years in jail?

When U.S. journalist Barrett Brown was slapped with a potential 105-year jail sentence stemming from his reporting relating to the hacker group Anonymous, it raised eyebrows about how exactly could he be facing such a stiff penalty for his involvement. Read more »


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