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By
John Perry Barlow
February 8, 2016

Twenty years ago tonight, I was at a staff party for the closing of the World Economic Forum, lured there by a coven of the contemporary geishas that staffed the Forum in those days, composed largely of doctoral students in Foreign Affairs at the University of Geneva. But I had also agreed to write something about that moment for a book called 24 Hours in Cyberspace. This was a slightly silly proposition, given that it was largely a book of photographs, and a photograph has yet to be taken of anything in Cyberspace.

By
Rainey Reitman
February 5, 2016

Amnesty International released a podcast with Chelsea Manning today. Listen here.

By
Trevor Timm
January 29, 2016

Freedom of the Press Foundation is proud to announce that it will be one of eight organizations around the world hosting a Mozilla-Ford Open Web technology fellow in 2016. This full-time position will be located in San Francisco or New York and will be for ten months. Please visit Mozilla’s website to apply before March 20th.

By
Trevor Timm
January 8, 2016

In July 2015, Freedom of the Press Foundation sued the Justice Department (DOJ) over the agency’s secret rules governing how the FBI can target members of the media with due process-free National Security Letters, and we have just received documents back in the ongoing lawsuit.

By
Trevor Timm
January 5, 2016

In a huge victory for press freedom, New Zealand’s High Court has ruled decisively in favor of independent journalist Nicky Hager in his case against the New Zealand government for raiding his house and seizing his family’s possessions in 2014. 

By
Trevor Timm
December 15, 2015

Freedom of the Press Foundation has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all correspondence the agency has had with Congress over proposed FOIA reform bills that died last year in Congress, despite having unanimous support of all its members.

By
Garrett Robinson
December 11, 2015

In July, we announced the release of SecureDrop 0.3.4 and published the accompanying security audit by iSEC partners (now NCC Group). The audit found 10 issues, one of which – issue 7, Finding ID iSEC-15FTC-4 – was redacted. It was redacted because it was not an issue in SecureDrop itself, but in one of its dependencies.

By
Jon Mitchell
December 10, 2015

In 2010, Japan was ranked #11 in Reporters Without Borders’ global Press Freedom Index. By February 2015, that number had plummeted to #61 - and next year it will likely fall further.

Since coming to power in 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party have embarked upon a war of attrition against press freedoms in Japan.

By
Trevor Timm
December 7, 2015

UPDATE: Thanks to a generous donation from the Dodge Foundation, the next $3,000 in donations will be matched. So go here to donate and see the amount double!

By
Josh Stearns
November 16, 2015

When you are reading the news, it is reading you back. According to new research out of the University of Pennsylvania visiting news websites exposes you to more than twice as much tracking software as the rest of the web. 

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Guardian reporter @FarrellPF requested his his police file. The response shows a chilling threat to press freedom: https://t.co/9qtO3GxXFS
RT @robyndoolittle: For more information on our SecureDrop system, click here: https://t.co/O5SOiOjZwN and the explainer video: https://t.c
Watch this great instruction video produced by Toronto's @globeandmail on using their @SecureDrop https://t.co/xV2gYAglCs
UK court upholds unprecedented gag order preventing the press from saying why a terror suspect was cleared at trial https://t.co/3eLObSYq87