Lessons from Ferguson: Police Militarization is Now a Press Freedom Issue

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri—where four days ago the police killed an unarmed teenager—took another disturbing turn yesterday as cops decked out in riot gear arrested and assaulted two reporters ...

Why the Supreme Court Cell Phone Decision is a Win for Press Freedom

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down this week, is being heralded as ...

It's Time to End the Justice Dept's Criminal Investigation Into WikiLeaks

Freedom of the Press Foundation, along with dozens of other press freedom and human rights organizations, are calling upon the U.S. Justice Department today to officially close the criminal investigation ...

Why Won’t Any Senators Pick Up Rep. Grayson’s Important Journalist Shield Bill?

Three weeks ago, Rep. Alan Grayson convinced the House to pass a bill that would go a long way to protect journalists from being subpoenaed for their sources, yet hardly ...

Supreme Court Rejects Reporter's Privilege Case, As NYT Reporter Faces Jail for Protecting His Source

The Supreme Court today rejected New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that ruled the government can compel him to reveal his source under oath. ...

Prioritizing Personalities Over a Free Press

One of the most fascinating aspects of Glenn Greenwald’s journalism is the way it provokes various people who think of themselves as journalists to reveal their actual priorities. I wrote ...

'Journalist' Argues In NY Times That Publishing Decisions Should Ultimately Be Made By Government

Glenn Greenwald spends the last third of his excellent new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State, exposing the mentality and function ...

Chelsea Manning Thanks Freedom of the Press Foundation for Court Transcripts

Imprisoned WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning sent a letter to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, thanking us for our successful campaign to transcribe and bring transparency to her ...

A Vindication for the Public: The Guardian and Washington Post Win the Pulitzer Prize

I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year's reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, ...

The Operating System That Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

We wrote about the importance of the Tails operating system to all of the NSA journalists last week, but there’s also another little-known operating system that journalists should consider using ...