Several recent moves by Trump’s Justice Department threaten press freedom

Trump's Justice Department has much more power over journalists than Trump's tweets, and may be getting ready to use it. 

Another ‘ag-gag’ law struck down as a First Amendment violation, yet several states still have them in place

Despite a long history of journalists going undercover to investigate and shed light on secretive industries like the animal agriculture industry, several states have statutes—commonly known as ‘ag gag ...

Canadian police block journalists from covering pipeline protest in British Columbia

The Royal Mounted Canadian Police are preventing journalists from covering members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s opposition to the construction of a natural gas pipeline that would ...

Freedom of the Press Foundation Releases its 2018 Annual Report

Freedom of the Press Foundation releases its 2018 annual report, outlining our projects and programs, highlights of the year, and expansion plans for 2019.

Copyright lawsuit over Trump photo use is a press freedom fight, too

In a decision that could have dangerous reverberations for press freedom, a federal district judge ruled last week that Esquire violated a copyright held by a Deutsche Bank vice president when it published his photo of Donald Trump crashing a stranger’s wedding at his New Jersey club.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker in 2018: Year two of documenting attacks on the press in the Trump era

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker documented numerous attacks on journalists and press freedom rights across the country in 2018, from arrests to physical attacks and prosecutions of sources.

Federal judge reinstates CNN reporter’s press pass after Trump revoked it for critical coverage

After the White House unilaterally revoked CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass last week, a federal judge has temporarily ordered the White House to reinstate it immediately.

Prosecuting WikiLeaks for publishing activities poses a profound threat to press freedom

Any Espionage Act prosecution also threatens journalists at the New York Times and Washington Post. 

Good riddance to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, enemy of press freedom

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned yesterday, apparently at the request of President Donald Trump. During his two years in office, Sessions has used the power of the Justice Department to lead a crackdown on civil liberties and press freedom. As the ACLU remarked, Sessions “was the worst attorney general in modern American history."

Join us for a SecureDrop hackathon at Aaron Swartz Day this weekend in San Francisco

Join us November 10 and 11 for a SecureDrop hackathon and a weekend full of talks, trainings, and privacy-preserving projects, in honor of computer scientist, activist, and friend Aaron Swartz.