Ryan Rice is an Operations Assistant for the Freedom of the Press Foundation, supporting their fellow workers with everything from administrative and scheduling duties to cheeky morale boosts. Combining an academic background in political science with the practical education of social justice movement building, Ryan has worked diligently in rights for the unhoused, foreclosure defense, and within the Occupy Wall Street movement. They are thrilled to have found a way to help whistleblowers and free press advocates with their support. Ryan uses they/them pronouns.
The George Floyd protests started three months ago today. More than 700 journalists have reported press freedom violations since.
An unprecedented press freedom crisis has been unfolding around the country for the past three months.