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By
Trevor Timm
May 12, 2016

Today the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School has published a first-of-its-kind study on how newsrooms are using SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system that is now in-use at over thirty news organizations worldwide.

By
Philip Eil
March 17, 2016

There are many side effects to being stonewalled: disbelief, anger, disillusionment, and, of course, repeating yourself. I have experienced them all.

By
Trevor Timm
March 8, 2016

New documents obtained through Freedom of the Press Foundation’s lawsuit against the Justice Department reveal that the Obama administration - the self described “most transparent administration ever” - aggressively lobbied behind the scenes in 2014 to kill modest Freedom of Information Act reform that had virtually unanimous support in Congress.

By
Barry Eisler
February 29, 2016

Author and former CIA officer Barry Eisler spoke at the Association of Former Intelligence Officers opposite ex-CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden on Monday. Below is an adaptation of his opening remarks about the importance of whistleblowers and government transparency.

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.

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Chelsea Manning completes 6 years in military custody, most severe punishment of a whistleblower in the modern era. https://t.co/EfWdwB1SA1
Peter Thiel isn’t the only billionaire waging legal battles against the press https://t.co/2OZVx4xw1W
Azerbaijan finally frees Khadija Ismayilova, intrepid journalist who exposed government corruption https://t.co/9c7m8y2XpS
Secret text in Senate bill would massively expand the FBI's warrantless access to email records https://t.co/7fofGl7uNI