We just sued the Justice Department over the FBI’s secret rules for using National Security Letters on journalists

Today we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department over their unpublished rules for using National Security Letters and so-called informal “exigent letters” to conduct …

Announcing major new crowd-funding effort to help pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal

Today we’re proud to announce a major new crowd-funding campaign in support of whistleblower Chelsea Manning to help pay for her important legal appeal. Chelsea is currently in the process …

Justice Department report directly contradicts the Attorney General's claims about the Patriot Act

In the midst of the last-minute Congressional debate about whether to re-authorize Patriot Act Section 215, the Justice Department Inspector General (IG) released a long awaited report today on how …

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 …

If David Petraeus is actually charged, all of DC will finally find out how incredibly unjust the Espionage Act is

In a surprising development, the New York Times reported late Friday that the FBI and Justice Department have recommended felony charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus for leaking classified information …

Support the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's new project investigating the CIA torture report

Today, we’re launching our first crowd-funding campaign of 2015—in support of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s new reporting project on the Senate’s recently-released report on CIA torture. …

This Week in Transparency: Whistleblowers remain mired in broken system

'When revealing secret documents, one law helps us like no other.' Good piece over at War Is Boring on how it used the FOIA for national security reporting, when it …

This Week in Transparency: Whistleblowers remain mired in broken system

'When revealing secret documents, one law helps us like no other.' Good piece over at War Is Boring on how it used the FOIA for national security reporting, when it …

Obama’s Justice Department secretly helped kill the FOIA transparency bill that was based on its own policy

We’ve long known the Justice Department’s stance on transparency has been hypocritical and disingenuous. But they’ve really outdone themselves this time. Last week, the agency secretly helped kill a bipartisan …

Why aren't more news outlets covering Sen. Rockefeller's shameful attempt to kill FOIA reform?

An uncontroverisal, mild Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform bill may die on Monday, despite passing 410-0 in the House earlier this year, and with a similar bipartisan vote …