Sunday, October 10, 2004

Indymedia raided by FBI

The Independent Media Center has had one of their servers, located in the UK, seized by the FBI, on request from government agencies in Italy and Switzerland. This sort of thing is now possible due to a series of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) that the US has signed with other countries. By Sunday Indymedia had not been informed what the official reason for the seizure was, but it is part of a recent pattern of FBI action against independent news organizations. The Independent Media Center "is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage". Amongs other things, they support an independent radio network.


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