Revlog :: PBS' Frontline Addresses the War on Journalism

Frontline's recently-aired News War is an important piece of documentary work that features (among many others) indie journalist Josh Wolf.

In Federal prison on civil contempt charges for having refused to turn over raw video footage of a 2005 G8 demonstration that turned violent, Mr. Wolf is the longest-jailed journalist in American history.

Frontline writes on its site:

"In a four-hour special, News War, FRONTLINE examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Through interviews with key figures in print, broadcast and electronic media over the past four decades -- and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, FRONTLINE traces the recent history of American journalism, from the Nixon administration's attacks on the media to the post-Watergate popularity of the press, to the new challenges presented by the war on terror and other global forces now changing -- and challenging -- the role of the press in our society."

Great to see Josh's fight / plight on television; you can see Parts I and II now, but eveutually, the whole show will be available online, and in Quicktime format if you wish.

HERE is the link to the enclosed media.

Josh Wolf Legal Defense Fund

Don't want to use Paypal?

You can send a check
to Josh's Mom instead:

Liz Wolf Spada
P.O. Box 2235
Wrightwood, CA 92397

I've sent Josh some money. What scares me almost as much as the fact that Josh is in prison, is that I'm scared that having supported Josh's cause exposes me to personal attack from the government.



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