UK: International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) statement on FBI seizure of Indymedia servers in London


IFJ statement (pdf). Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary comments:

"We have witnessed an intolerable and intrusive international police operation against a network specialising in independent journalism. The way this has been done smacks more of intimidation of legitimate journalistic inquiry than crime-busting. The seizing of computers and the high profile nature of this incident suggests that someone wanted to stifle these independent voices in journalism. We need a full investigation into why this action took place, who took part and who authorised it."

 

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