Prosecuting journalists who covered Inauguration Day protests endangers press freedom and the First Amendment

Two journalists still face charges and potentially decades in prison for covering Inauguration Day protests in Washington D.C. The continued prosecution of Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood for doing ...

Saving the Gothamist archives from journalism's 'billionaire problem'

We're releasing new software to create PDF archives of stories written by individual journalists formerly employed at DNAinfo or the Gothamist network of sites.

Join us in supporting Techdirt as it faces a threatening lawsuit for exercising its First Amendment rights

Techdirt is in a First Amendment fight for its life and needs everyone's support. 

Statement on Jeff Sessions' disturbing press conference announcing a crackdown on leaks and journalism

An attack on leakers and whistleblowers is an attack on journalism itself. 

Beware of the Trump administration’s coming crackdown on leaks — and journalism

Prosecuting sources is a direct threat to press freedom.

Introducing the US Press Freedom Tracker: documenting press freedom violations in United States

Comprehensively counting press freedom violations in the United States. 

Obama used the Espionage Act to put a record number of reporters' sources in jail, and Trump could be even worse

Will the Trump administration use the Espionage Act to prosecute reporters?

How the Espionage Act morphed into a dangerous tool used to prosecute sources and threaten journalists

The Espionage Act is a draconian statute used to stifle press freedom for decades. 

America's 'Official Secrets Act' — the long, sad history of the 100 year-old Espionage Act

The Espionage Act is used to prosecute whistleblowers and threaten journalists. This is its history. 

Edward Snowden on Trump administration's recent arrest of an alleged journalistic source

The Trump administration charged a news outlet's source under the draconian Espionage Act this week. Edward Snowden responds.