Prominent journalists’ union risks harming reporter’s privilege

NewsGuild should be working to expand the reporter’s privilege, not demanding journalists out sources in court

Leading researcher: Strong encryption protects journalism

FPF celebrates Global Encryption Day by asking researcher Susan McGregor to explain how and why end-to-end encryption shields journalists and confidential sources

Is Julian Assange a ‘journalist’? Here’s why it doesn’t matter

Whether Julian Assange is a journalist is irrelevant to the threat his prosecution poses to press freedom

Censoring the news won’t keep kids safe

The Kids Online Safety Act will encourage platforms to remove news content, and that’s bad for everyone — including children.

Ambiguous gag order could silence the press in North Carolina

If the court did not intend to censor the media, it needs to promptly clarify to avoid chilling press freedom

Bills threaten encrypted platforms used by journalists

Three bills in Congress would undermine end-to-end encryption, endangering secure communication for reporters and sources

The hidden press implications of the Supreme Court’s social media cases

Two new cases about the First Amendment rights of social media platforms to moderate content could have big consequences for journalists and the news media

Deferred prosecution agreements silence and extort journalists

Authorities chill press freedom when they condition dropping baseless charges on journalists agreeing to behave and paying fines

Rights orgs, broadcasters demand info on FBI raid of journalist’s home

Lack of transparency on how Tim Burke’s newsgathering allegedly violated computer crime laws has a chilling effect on journalism

Judges should have to go to law school. That's not as obvious as it sounds

But even experienced jurists often fail to protect journalists’ constitutional rights