Report Says C.I.A. Used Media Leaks to Advantage – NYTimes.com

Report Says C.I.A. Used Media Leaks to Advantage

The details in the report speak to tensions inside the government over the intelligence community’s dealings with the media. In some cases, the agency authorized the disclosure of classified information to journalists. Yet, in recent years, the government has investigated reporters and officials, including prosecuting a C.I.A. officer for leaking details of the torture program.

U.S. Inquiry Sought in Police Treatment of Press at Ferguson Protests – NYTimes.com

U.S. Inquiry Sought in Police Treatment of Press at Ferguson Protests

The examples in the report included the decision to hold reporters in areas that denied them access to the events they had come to cover, and accusations of flashing lights to hinder photographers and of threats and assaults, culminating in the arrest of 21 journalists.

The war on leaks – CBS News

The war on leaks

Risen was the first to break the story about the NSA’s secret wiretapping program that monitored Americans’ phone calls without a court warrant. He’s been subpoenaed to divulge his confidential sources in a separate federal criminal trial. He appealed the subpoena all the way up to the Supreme Court, but the court turned down his petition. Now, if he doesn’t name names, he could go to jail.