Seth Stern

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Seth Stern is the Director of Advocacy at Freedom of the Press Foundation. He oversees FPF’s efforts to defend press freedoms and stand up for journalists and whistleblowers who have been denied their rights. Prior to joining FPF, Seth practiced media and First Amendment law in Chicago for over a decade. Before that, he worked as a reporter and editor in the Chicago and Atlanta areas. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Articles

Prosecuting Assange threatens press freedom. US officials should not need the Australians to explain that to them

Our government should have heeded calls to drop charges against Assange long ago. It’s embarrassing that foreigners have to remind us of our constitutional principles

Financial censorship harms press freedom

GoFundMe blocked a publisher and won’t say why. Payment processors should be transparent about decisions to freeze or ban accounts

New guide helps journalists know their rights when police come knocking

Guide responds to confusion (at best) among law enforcement and judges evidenced by recent raids of newsrooms and journalists' homes in Kansas and Florida