Press freedom advocates and news outlets strongly condemn new charges against Julian Assange

Here’s what numerous civil liberties and digital rights groups had to say about the implications of the new unprecedented charges against Julian Assange under the Espionage Act.

The Trump admin’s new charges against Julian Assange are a fundamental threat to press freedom in the 21st century

The Trump administration’s new charges against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are the most fundamental threat to press freedom in the 21st century

San Francisco's criminal investigation of a journalist for 'conspiracy' is a shocking attack on press freedom

San Francisco's investigation into a freelance reporter for 'conspiracy' is a brazen attack on the rights of all journalists. 

Chelsea Manning could be jailed again today

Manning was released after a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks expired last week, but she was immediately subpoenaed to order before a new one — and she could be jailed again for her courage when she resists again.

California’s new transparency law increases police visibility and amplifies reporting, but the state is still resisting it

Recent courtroom wins in California have led to the release of new police shooting records under a new transparency law, but some government agencies have been resisting compliance.

The Trump admin is on pace to shatter the record for the most prosecutions of journalistic sources

The latest arrest and indictment of an alleged whistleblower should concern all journalists. 

Privacy researchers push back on judge’s order to destroy NYPD public records

Any time a government agency orders documents that were obtained legally to be returned or destroyed is a threat to freedom of information and constitutional rights of reporters everywhere.

Why is Chelsea Manning still in jail?

The ongoing detention of Chelsea Manning is inhumane and punitive, and she should be released immediately.

Civil liberties groups condemn the Trump admin’s indictment of Julian Assange

Here’s what numerous civil liberties and digital rights groups had to say about the implications of Assange’s charge and arrest.

The Trump administration’s indictment of Julian Assange threatens core press freedom rights

The Trump administration's indictment of Assange may criminalize many common journalistic practices.