The U.S discloses 17 charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act for publishing classified information. In a separate indictment in April, Assange is charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in his interaction with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. The indictments could chill investigative reporting. CPJ lays out five reasons why the initial prosecution is troubling. (Picture: AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)• Opinion: Assange prosecution is a threat to journalists around the world
CPJ writes to the speaker of the People's Majlis, asking him to strengthen press freedom in the Maldives and commit to pursuing justice and ending impunity by calling for a vote on a bill to grant investigative powers to the presidential commission on enforced disappearances and murders.