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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.

In a sea change for press freedom, Biden administration vows not to spy on reporters doing their job

The Biden admin, following the revelation of several scandals involving the DOJ spying on journalists, says it will end the practice.

Documenting an extraordinary year of press freedom violations

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has published an overview of a truly remarkable year’s worth of press freedom violations during nationwide protests. The Tracker builds on individually reported incidents to provide the definitive telling of the crackdown on journalists that emerged alongside the protests.

Historic Snowden NFT auction benefits Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation has received the proceeds from the sale of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s first original NFT artwork, sold at auction today for 2,224 ETH (approximately $5.5 million).

Whistleblower Edward Snowden to hold charity NFT auction

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will auction a work of original art as an NFT on Thursday on, with 100% of the proceeds of the sale benefitting Freedom of the Press Foundation, the non-profit organization where he has served as president of the board of directors since 2016.

Iowa reporter Andrea Sahouri acquitted on charges that never should have been brought in the first place

A jury in Polk County, Iowa voted to acquit reporter Andrea Sahouri after she was arrested last summer while covering a protest. The case has been widely criticized by press freedom and human rights advocates around the world.

Assange extradition rejected: A huge sigh of relief for press freedom

Freedom of the Press Foundation's statement on the the rejection of the US's extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Freedom of the Press Foundation welcomes Wesley Lowery to our board

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is proud to welcome award-winning journalist Wesley Lowery as the newest member of its board of directors.

New report: A record breaking number of journalists arrested in the U.S. this year

New report, "U.S. Press Freedom in Crisis: Journalists Under Arrest in 2020," details how more than 117 journalists were arrested across the country in 2020.

Freedom of the Press Foundation releases its priorities and objectives for the next three years

Freedom of the Press Foundation releases its three-year Strategic Plan, outlining our mission, principles, and beliefs, as well as an overview of our priorities and objectives beginning in 2021.