The Arrest Of Julian Assange Only The latest In The Downward Spiral Of Press Freedom
By Janet Phelan
Julian Assange’s arrest in London today is only the most recent manifestation of a world wide attack on freedom of the press. Recent incidents in a growing number of countries have indicated a trend towards the dissolution of press freedoms in favor of the iron hand of the State.
A few of these incidents will be summarized below.
Press freedoms in Saudi Arabia are reported on the decline. The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, apparently at the order of the Saudi Prince, is not an aberration in Saudi policy but an indication of a trend which has