"Barrett Brown makes for a pretty complicated victim," writes David Carr in his recent profile of the Dallas-based journalist "obsessed with the government’s ties to private security firms." Brown, 32 has been in jail for a year. He faces charges that carry a combined penalty of more than 100 years in prison. Why does the gag order on his case matter to all of us? Carr explains. Read the rest
A Federal court order [PDF, via Cryptome] prohibits Barrett Brown, a jailed internet activist and journalist who faces more than 100 years in prison, from talking to the media.
Critics say it's the latest example of a crackdown on investigative journalism. Read the rest