Mediastan: A Wikileaks Road Movie: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the arrests of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, Sixteen Films and Journeyman Pictures are providing a time-limited free access to the Wikileaks road movie Mediastan. Mediastan is a documentary film directed by Johannes Wahlström and co-produced by Julian Assange, detailing the publication of the very documents for which both Assange and Manning have been incarcerated.
The belief of journalists around the world that the US could and would retaliate against them is very clear here (the guy from Britain almost chews his fingers off during the interview). It strikes me as being akin to the fears that US Americans were instilled with in the 1950s in regard to the USSR. We have become the very thing that we once feared most.
Around the last 15 minutes or so is an interview with Bill Keller, Executive Editor, of The New York Times who apparently sees itself (or set itself up) as the gatekeeper for foreign news organizations to access to officials in Washington, DC. He also admits to allowing the government to vet stories which takes the idea of journalists being the government’s watchdog and drowns it.
I do not know how long this will be available, so I would suggest watching it soon.