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)

How do I become a member?

We consider all of our supporters to be full-fledged members of Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF). Giving any amount to support our work will grant you access to our trainings, resources, events, and expertise. When you become a sustaining donor or give a one-time donation over $100, you are eligible to opt in to a range of tiered gifts from our online store. Simply click “Please send me my free gifts from the membership program” when making your donation.

Why should I join the membership program?

Opting in to your membership is more than just a whistle and a T-shirt. By opting in to become a member of FPF, you get to hear directly from the experts who secure newsrooms across the U.S. and the globe. You’ll be able to equip yourself with the tools necessary to protect, defend, and empower free speech like never before. You can use your gifts from FPF as conversation starters about the importance of press freedom and investigative journalism. Most importantly, you’ll be signing up to sustain our work long term.

What else does becoming a member mean?

FPF’s membership program aims to activate you and 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 tools. The need for free press advocates has never been greater, and we need your help to hold those in power accountable.

Additionally, we are excited to share our resources with you in a calendar of events throughout the year. You’ll find our events archive filled with helpful webinars, 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;
  • 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.

I'm in! Let's start the conversation with my free gifts

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

  • Defender level ($10/mo or $120/yr): Membership includes a member card, webcam spy blocker stickers, a whistle, and an FPF T-shirt.
  • Protector level ($25/mo or $300/yr): Membership includes a sturdy canvas tote bag along with an upgraded member card, webcam stickers, a whistle, and an FPF T-shirt.
  • Advocate level ($50/mo or $600/yr): Membership includes an FPF sweatshirt (your choice of crew neck or hoodie) along with a tote bag, upgraded member card, webcam stickers, a whistle, and an FPF T-shirt.
  • Whistleblower level ($100/mo or $1200/yr): Membership includes the entire gift set, along with a signed edition of Edward Snowden’s “Permanent Record.
  • Journalist level ($7/mo or $84/yr): Membership includes a member card for working journalists, webcam spy blocker stickers, a whistle, FPF T-shirt, a “Press” face mask, and dedicated support from our staff.


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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