Dozens of news orgs demand DOJ release its secret rules for targeting journalists with National Security Letters

A coalition of thirty-seven of news organizations—including the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, USA Today, and Buzzfeed—filed a legal brief over the weekend in support of ...

Statement on Jacob Appelbaum

In light of the allegations that have been made, Jacob Appelbaum is no longer a member of our outside volunteer technical advisory board. We hope that the serious accusations made ...

First major study looks at how SecureDrop is used in newsrooms in North America

Today the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School has published a first-of-its-kind study on how newsrooms are using SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system that is now ...

An independent journalist explains how the Freedom of Information Act is broken

There are many side effects to being stonewalled: disbelief, anger, disillusionment, and, of course, repeating yourself. I have experienced them all. Since early 2012, I’ve been trying to access ...

New documents show the Obama admin aggressively lobbied to kill transparency reform in Congress

New documents obtained through Freedom of the Press Foundation’s lawsuit against the Justice Department reveal that the Obama administration - the self described “most transparent administration ever” - aggressively lobbied behind ...

Author Barry Eisler talks about whistleblowers and secrecy at the Association of Former Intelligence Officers

Author and former CIA officer Barry Eisler spoke at the Association of Former Intelligence Officers opposite ex-CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden on Monday. Below is an adaptation of his ...

Does Cyberspace Exist? Is It Free? Reflections, 20 years Later, on A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Twenty years ago tonight, I was at a staff party for the closing of the World Economic Forum, lured there by a coven of the contemporary geishas that staffed the ...

Chelsea Manning speaks from behind bars in new podcast

Amnesty International released a podcast with Chelsea Manning today. Listen here.

Apply to be Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Open Web Fellow for 2016

Freedom of the Press Foundation is proud to announce that it will be one of eight organizations around the world hosting a Mozilla-Ford Open Web technology fellow in 2016. This ...

New documents shed light on the Justice Dept's secret rules for targeting journalists with National Security Letters

In July 2015, Freedom of the Press Foundation sued the Justice Department (DOJ) over the agency’s secret rules governing how the FBI can target members of the media with ...