After shocking story about CIA illegal acts, Biden admin must drop Assange charges immediately

A shocking investigation by Yahoo News shows the CIA contemplated kidnapping and assassination against the Wikileaks publisher.

As lawmakers debate drone tragedy, a key whistleblower remains behind bars

A brave whistleblower served as a source to stories that shaped the public understanding of the otherwise secret U.S. drone program. He's serving a prison sentence as lawmakers reckon with the very information he revealed.

Supporting local journalism with the Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act — a bill introduced with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and a notable slate of Democratic backers in the Senate — aims to shore up small local news outlets with a collection of temporary benefits and give them time to retool.

There’s no right time for Apple’s privacy-invading tech features

Apple announced Friday that it would postpone its planned roll-out of user device surveillance technology that had come under heavy fire from the privacy and civil liberties community. It should drop the plans entirely.

New lawsuit could finally bring FOIA transparency to the halls of Congress

Legislative Branch records don’t receive the kind of public scrutiny the Freedom of Information Act brings to the Executive, but that could change thanks to a novel lawsuit over video records related to the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Apple’s device surveillance plan is a threat to user privacy — and press freedom

The backlash from privacy and human rights advocates to Apple's new plan this month for scanning photos on user devices to detect known child sexual abuse images has been loud and nearly unanimous. The tech raises press freedom problems, too.

Announcing U.S. Journalism School Digital Security Curriculum

To help J-schools get started instructing on digital security basics, Freedom of the Press Foundation is sharing a wide-reaching digital security curriculum.

New research: Why don’t more J-schools teach digital security?

How do most U.S. journalism schools instruct on digital security? Our research suggests there's a long way to go.

Congress must pass the Justice Dept’s new media surveillance rules into law

New rules prohibiting the surveillance of journalists are the strongest in the modern history of the Department of Justice — and that’s a big victory for press freedom. But it’s important to note that this new policy could be undone by a future Department of Justice memo.

Fifty years ago today, Senator Mike Gravel read the Pentagon Papers into the official record. More lawmakers should follow his lead.

While the New York Times and the Washington Post were tied up in the Supreme Court over whether they could report on the leaked Pentagon Papers, Senator Mike Gravel took matters into his own hands.