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.

How new state legislation is making reporting on pipeline protests a felony

The ability of the press to cover pipeline protests is critical—but some states are passing legislation that drastically escalates penalties for journalists who do so.

Important new report sheds light on the US government’s border stops of journalists

A new report by the Committee to Protect to Journalists details officials’ unacceptable targeting of reporters at the border, including interrogating them about their work and pressuring them to hand over devices and passwords.

FBI whistleblower Terry Albury sentenced to four years in prison for sharing information with journalists

FBI whistleblower Terry Albury has been sentenced to four years in prison for leaking information of huge public interest value to the press.

Trump administration continues its crackdown on journalistic sources, charges fifth person in less than two years

Freedom of the Press Foundation statement on the Justice Department's arrest and charges against Treasury Department employee Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards for allegedly sharing information with the press

One year on, the push for change since the murder of Malta's most famous investigative journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered on October 16, 2017. Her death has divided Malta and shaken governmental and journalistic institutions to their core. The year since has functioned as a national reckoning, a questioning, and a movement.

Support FBI whistleblower Terry Albury, who is set to be sentenced next week

The documents whistleblower Terry Albury is assumed to have shared detail the FBI’s recruitment tactics, investigations of minorities, and how the agency monitors journalists. Next week, he'll be sentenced in federal court, and for his act of courage, he could face years in prison.