Out-of-control North Dakota prosecutors still pursuing reporter Amy Goodman, even after judge dismisses riot charge

Why are prosecutors attempting to throw reporters in jail for documenting protests?

North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman

It's blatantly unconstitutional to prosecute reporters for doing their job.  

Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise

Gawker.com, the pioneering and controversial media blog, officially died yesterday. It was killed by billionaire Peter Thiel in his successful quest to bankrupt Gawker Media Group through a series ...

In preparation to join US wars, Japan dismantles freedom of the press

In 2010, Japan was ranked #11 in Reporters Without Borders’ global Press Freedom Index. By February 2015, that number had plummeted to #61 - and next year it will likely fall ...

When The News Reads You Back: Why Journalists Need to Stand Up for Reader Privacy

When you are reading the news, it is reading you back. According to new research out of the University of Pennsylvania visiting news websites exposes you to more than twice ...

The James Risen case and Eric Holder's tarnished press freedom legacy

Attorney General Holder raised some eyebrows yesterday when answering a question about his Justice Department’s notorious crackdown on leaks, and by extension the press, most notably saying this about ...

In honor of Charlie Hebdo, Humble Bundle to donate 100% of proceeds this week to Freedom of the Press Foundation

PRESS RELEASE Leading pay-what-you-want service launches new bundle in support of Charlie Hebdo San Francisco, Calif. - January 22, 2015 - Following recent tragic events in France, Humble Bundle is doing its ...

Digital security lessons from the Barrett Brown case

During a hearing last month in the case of Barrett Brown — a jailed journalist known for his advocacy of the hacktivist collective Anonymous — the Justice Department (DOJ) entered into the ...

Why everyone should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today

Journalist Barrett Brown is expected to be sentenced by a judge today in a highly controversial case brought by the Justice Department. The below excerpt is an adapted and updated ...