Credible American leadership needed to curb disturbing trend.
Misguided debates around the Espionage Act have led to a flood of misinformation about what the often-abused law actually does in practice. Left unchecked, it will have a lasting effect on important reform efforts.
Regardless of your feelings on Assange, the U.S. indictment against him will criminalize common newsgathering practices used by countless journalists.
Freedom of the Press Foundation's statement on the the rejection of the US's extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
The extradition hearing in the trial of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange is now halfway complete, and the court has heard from two Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founders—executive director Trevor Timm and board member Daniel Ellsberg—as expert witnesses for the defense.
The extradition process for Julian Assange has officially gotten underway. When the charges were originally revealed last year, Freedom of the Press Foundation led the charge in denouncing them, and we were joined by the unanimous voices of the civil liberties and press freedom community.
Here’s what numerous civil liberties and digital rights groups had to say about the implications of Assange’s charge and arrest.
A UK appeals court has allowed the United States to proceed in its extradition of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, overturning an earlier ruling that denied prosecutorial efforts based on the inhumane conditions of the American prison system.
Could this presidential administration bring charges against the New York Times for publishing information about Donald Trump's tax returns? Could its Department of Justice claim health privacy laws are being violated when news outlets report on the massive cluster of coronavirus infections currently spreading in the White House?