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Blogger Exchanges Freedom Of Speech For Corportate Sponsorship

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Is Josh Wolf, one-time martyr for journalistic integrity, setting himself up for corporate censorship?

Just weeks after Josh Wolf finished spending 226 days in prison protecting his journalistic work product, he's signed a contract allowing a single corporate sponsor to censor a new blog he'll write, in event the sponsor finds his contributions objectionable.

Wolf, you'll recall, filmed a Mission District G-8 protest two years ago, and was subpoenaed by a grand jury to hand over his tapes in connection with an inquiry into the injury of a police officer. He refused, and was jailed for contempt. He was released from a Dublin detention facility April 3, after agreeing to post all his video recordings of the protest onto the Internet.

Read the whole story at The Snitch