Highlights from John Cusack's Reddit 'Ask Me Anything'

Our board member John Cusack held an expansive Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) yesterday and took a variety of questions on freedom of the press, the Obama administration, acting, directing ...

Greenwald and Poitras Launch 'The Intercept,' Putting Press Freedom and Digital Security First

Journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill launched the premiere digital magazine of First Look Media today, called The Intercept, which will initially focus on NSA stories based on ...

Will Eric Holder Condemn DNI James Clapper For Suggesting That Journalists Are Criminal 'Accomplices'?

In a Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on NSA surveillance today, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper insinuated dozens of journalists reporting on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden ...

Will the US State Dept Condemn UK's Attempt to Use 'Terrorism' Laws to Suppress Journalism?

(UPDATE: The State Department responds, see below) In a shocking court filing this week, the UK government accused journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda of “terrorism” for allegedly transporting ...

Committee to Protect Journalists Issues Scathing Report on US Press Freedoms

It’s nearly impossible to gauge the full impact of harassment of the press. How do you measure the stories that go untold because a journalist felt intimidated? How do ...

Senate’s Broadened Definition of Journalist Is an Improvement, but Still Not Enough

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s amended federal shield law bill passed today by a 13-5 vote, and importantly included Sen. Feinstein’s (D-CA) new amendment broadening the definition of who ...

Investigating Acts of Journalism Under 'Terrorism' Laws Is A Hallmark of Authoritarian Regimes

In an outrageous and unacceptable attack on press freedom, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained for almost nine hours at Heathrow airport in London earlier today ...

Congress' Dangerous Attempts to Define “Journalist” in Shield Law Threaten to Exclude Bloggers

This has been cross-posted from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Lawmakers in Washington are again weighing in on who should and should not qualify as a journalist—and the outcome looks ...

Court Guts Reporter's Privilege in One of the Most Significant Press Freedom Cases in Decades

Often forgotten amidst journalists’ public personas and front page scoops is the crux of their profession: the practice of gathering news. Reporting, at its best, consists of bringing to light ...

How Today's Ruling in the Bradley Manning Case Could Adversely Affect Journalists and Whistleblowers

A version of this post originally appeared on the ACLU Free Future blog in 2012. It has been updated and cross-posted with permission from the author. Today, the military judge ...