How do I become a member?

Simply click “Become a Member” when donating a monthly or annual gift. This will unlock a complimentary gift package as well as a calendar of members-only events and seminars throughout the year.

Why should I join the membership program?

Your 12-month membership is more than just a donation. By opting in to become a member of Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), you will get to hear directly from the experts who secure newsrooms across the nation. You’ll be able to equip yourself with the tools necessary to protect, defend, and empower free speech like never before. Most importantly, you’ll be signing up to sustain our work long-term.

What does becoming a member mean?

FPF’s membership program aims to make your support a two-way street. With your help over the years, we have been hard at work supporting newsrooms and equipping journalists with digital security. Now, we are proud to share that expertise with you in a new calendar of events for members only. Don't miss our exclusive offerings, including:

  • Digital Security 101 trainings; using security tools and evergreen best practices;
  • Anti-Doxxing seminars; current threat modeling, how to minimize your digital footprint, and self-defense tools;
  • Monthly newsletters and updated resources on the state of press freedom and our work;
  • Annual keynote address and fireside chats with our board members on how the fight for First and Fourth Amendment rights is more important than ever in this increasingly digital world.

Help us spread the word with apparel and accessories

Members will receive a complimentary gift package after signup. Just pick the level that’s right for you and we will send you the following:

  • Digital-Only ($5/mo or $60/yr) membership allows you access to FPF's digital calendar of events and entire archive as mentioned above.

  • Defender ($10/mo or $120/yr) membership adds a metal membership card, webcam spy blocker stickers, emergency whistle, and an FPF t-shirt.

  • Protector ($25/mo or $300/yr) membership includes a sturdy canvas tote bag along with a metal membership card, webcam stickers, emergency whistle, and an FPF t-shirt.

  • Advocate ($50/mo or $600/yr) members unlock our FPF sweatshirt (your choice of crewneck or hoodie!) along with a tote bag, metal membership card, webcam stickers, emergency whistle, and an FPF t-shirt.

  • Whistleblowers ($100/mo or $1200/yr) receive the entire gift set along with a signed edition of Edward Snowden’s Permanent Record.

  • Journalist ($7/mo or $84/yr) members are given dedicated support and personalized training, along with a metal membership card, webcam spy blocker stickers, emergency whistle, "PRESS" face mask and an FPF t-shirt.


Why support Freedom of the Press Foundation?

Our mission is to protect, defend, and empower public-interest journalism in the 21st century. We monitor and document virtually every press freedom violation in the United States. We build secure communications tools used by the world’s top investigative news organizations. We teach journalists how to keep themselves and their sources safe in the digital age. And we engage in public and legal advocacy to defend press freedom in the U.S. and around the world. (Read more here)

Want to know more?

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. As you near the end of your 12-month membership, we will send you a membership renewal reminder.

FPF is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our tax ID number is 46-0967274. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law, less the value of any substantial gifts received.

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