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08.23.13

Jeremy Heywood, Uncivil ‘Servant’, Behind Attack on Journalists in the UK

Posted in Europe at 9:19 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Jeremy Heywood
Photo from BBC Radio 4 Profile (fair use)

Summary: Further details about the crackdown on investigative journalism down in London

FINALLY we have some more facts. Jeremy Heywood, “a senior British civil servant who has been the Cabinet Secretary since 1 January 2012″ according to Wikipedia, was the lapdog of David Cameron in the fight against journalists in the UK. As The Guardian showed in recent articles [2,3], we in Britain fail to antagonise government abuse the same way US citizens do and Annie Machon, an MI5 whistleblower who had to escape the UK following her revelations (showing serious abuses by British intelligence), tries to raise awareness of the seriousness of all this [4]. Please help defend press freedom in the UK. Without it, we are all going to suffer (unless “we” includes plutocrats or people like Jeremy Heywood). Techrights very much depends on defence of journalism in the UK.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. David Cameron Sent Sir Jeremy Heywood To Warn Guardian Over NSA Leaks

    David Cameron asked cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, the country’s most senior civil servant, to contact The Guardian about the classified material handed over by Edward Snowden, it has been reported.

  2. The NSA files, David Miranda and the Guardian’s role
  3. NSA surveillance revelations: US’s political debate absent in Britain
  4. Another abuse of UK terrorism laws

    He was detained for the max­imum period allowed under the dra­conian terms of Sched­ule 7 of the UK’s Ter­ror­ism Act (2000). His appar­ent “crime”? To be the part­ner of cam­paign­ing journ­al­ist Glenn Gre­en­wald who broke the Edward Snowden whis­tleblow­ing stories.

    Miranda’s deten­tion has caused out­rage, rightly, around the world. Dip­lo­matic rep­res­ent­a­tions have been made by the Brazilian gov­ern­ment to the Brit­ish, UK MPs are ask­ing ques­tions, and The Guard­ian news­pa­per (which is the primary pub­lisher of Greenwald’s stor­ies), has sent in the lawyers.

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