Declassified UK’s analysis of the written outputs of three of Sky News’ principal foreign affairs journalists has found that the media outlet acts largely to amplify the views of the British Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, while rarely offering critical, independent analysis.
As US prosecutors lodge an appeal in their resolve to jail Julian Assange for espionage, a former British Cabinet minister has delivered a stinging attack on Britain’s extradition treaty with the US.
Judge’s ruling in Julian Assange case could threaten investigative journalism in UK and around the world
There is a real danger that the British judge’s ruling in the Julian Assange extradition case will encourage other governments to charge and seek to extradite journalists in the UK and elsewhere for exposing their military operations and human rights abuses.
Revealed: UK sets up media influencing project in Venezuela amid secretive £750,000 ‘democracy promotion’ programme
The UK government has established a journalism project to ‘influence’ Venezuela’s ‘media agenda’ while a Foreign Office-funded foundation is spending £750,000 on a secretive ‘democracy-promotion’ programme in the country, as Britain appears to deepen efforts to remove the Maduro government.
by DCUK STAFF | 8 December 2020
U.K. government concludes official review into the blacklisting of Declassified.
Internal emails from GCHQ show the organisation decided it ‘will not be engaging further’ with Matt Kennard, Declassified’s head of investigations, the day he published what the agency privately disparaged as a ‘negative long-read’ about its secretive schools programme.
by CHRIS KING | 30 September 2020
What roles are secretive British army units 77th Brigade and Specialist Group Military Intelligence playing in the UK government’s battle against coronavirus?
Government apologises to Declassified UK as defence minister orders independent review into blacklisting
by DCUK STAFF | 22 September 2020
In an unprecedented move, the UK Ministry of Defence has apologised to Declassified UK while Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he is treating the apparent blacklisting of one of Britain’s leading investigative outlets with “utmost seriousness”.
As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder
The husband of the chief magistrate overseeing Julian Assange’s extradition case was closely associated with a lobby group publicly criticising the WikiLeaks founder around the time his wife was ruling against Assange, it can be revealed.
by RICHARD NORTON-TAYLOR | 27 August 2020
The British Ministry of Defence has blacklisted Declassified UK, a media organisation producing in-depth, critical journalism on UK foreign and security policies. It is the latest attempt by Whitehall to censor the media and the National Union of Journalists has called on Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to “intervene”.