Press freedom experts in Assange extradition hearing testify to dangers to journalism

The extradition hearing in the trial of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange is now halfway complete, and the court has heard from two Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founders—executive director Trevor Timm and board member Daniel Ellsberg—as expert witnesses for the defense.

Police accountability depends on transparency. Across the state, New York cops are resisting.

The unfolding story of the Daniel Prude case has been a testament to the importance of transparency laws in police accountability. Across New York State, police departments and unions have resisted those efforts.

The George Floyd protests started three months ago today. More than 700 journalists have reported press freedom violations since.

An unprecedented press freedom crisis has been unfolding around the country for the past three months.

Draconian ‘national security’ law already muzzling Hong Kong’s journalists

Hong Kong police have arrested Jimmy Lai, publisher of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, and his two sons under collusion charges associated with the country’s controversial new national security law. Under the notoriously vague law, China has claimed the jurisdiction to silence essentially anyone that criticizes the Chinese Communist Party or publicly supports the pro-democracy movement.

DHS agents have reportedly injured at least 30 journalists in Portland

A disturbing federal assault on journalists is unfolding in Portland.

Computer crime at the Supreme Court: Freedom of the Press Foundation and others weigh in on an upcoming CFAA case

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in a highly anticipated case, which has attracted over a dozen amicus briefs from experts around the country. Today we're highlighting some of the important speech arguments that directly affect journalists, presented in a selection of those briefs.

The amended EARN IT Act remains a threat to press freedom

The full Senate is expected to vote on the controversial EARN IT Act in the coming days, after unanimous approval from the Judiciary Committee on July 2. EARN IT would open the door to criminalizing encryption protections and increase censorship online, posing a significant threat to press freedom and whistleblowers.

Reported press freedom violations in Black Lives Matter protests near 500

An unprecedented assault on press freedom has been carried out by police since the George Floyd protests started in May.

Book publishing and prior restraint under Trump

“Prior restraint” — or the attempt by individuals or governments to use courts to censor books or newspapers before publication — has become a tool increasingly relied upon by President Trump and his inner circle.

In support of Black lives matter

Freedom of the Press Foundation believes Black lives matter, and we support the efforts of activists and protesters exercising their First Amendment rights to take a stand against police brutality.