The resumption of street conflict in the Ukraine has taken an enormous toll as authorities attempt to suppress demonstrations violently. Andrew Beaujon, writing for Poynter and citing Reporters Without Borders, notes that one journalist has died (a correspondent for Vesti) and several (at least 27 at last count) have been injured in the clashes in Kiev.
Glenn Greenwald's new publication, The Intercept, weighs in on today's British Supreme Court ruling that upheld the detention of Greenwald's partner last August at Heathrow Airport. The court equates journalism resulting from surveillance leaks with terrorism, Greenwald writes, and even though it noted the detention was an indirect interference with journalism, it sided with the government's anti-terrorism arguments.
There are new rules coming on net neutrality in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission intends to craft new regulations that would prevent Internet service providers from slowing or blocking access to websites or from charging high-bandwidth users additionally. The move comes after a court ruling weeks back that left open the door to a tiered system of access, something that would have had significant impact on journalism.