An unprecedented assault on press freedom has been carried out by police since the George Floyd protests started in May.
“Prior restraint” — or the attempt by individuals or governments to use courts to censor books or newspapers before publication — has become a tool increasingly relied upon by President Trump and his inner circle.
Freedom of the Press Foundation believes Black lives matter, and we support the efforts of activists and protesters exercising their First Amendment rights to take a stand against police brutality.
Through this widely used open source platform, we are enabling whistleblowers to communicate anonymously and securely with news organizations.
U.S. Press Freedom Tracker
We are systematically documenting press freedom violations in the United States. A partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists and leading press freedom groups.
Secure the News
To protect readers and journalists, we are tracking and promoting the adoption of HTTPS by news organizations.
Archive the News
By archiving threatened outlets, we are preventing billionaires from deciding what news is fit to stay online.
An open source app that anyone can use to protect personal spaces and possessions using a smartphone. A partnership with the Guardian Project.
In order to make the public aware of its importance, we are highlighting news stories that are only possible thanks to the Freedom of Information Act.