This Administration -- like the one before it -- isn't a fan of leaks or whistleblowing. This Administration seems to be leakier than most, possibly due to the Commander-in-Chief's vindictive shit-canning of anyone insufficiently...
The popular free software project “youtube-dl” was removed from Github on Friday following a legal notice from the Recording Industry Association of America claiming it violates copyright law. The tool is widely used by journalists for various...
Freedom of the PressA recording industry group got Github to suspend one of its most popular repositories: a tool called youtube-dl. Here are some of the many ways journalists use the software for reporting.
Freedom of the PressJournalists told us about using this tool for reporting on topics like terrorism, misinformation campaigns, and local disasters.
But due to a copyright complaint from the recording industry, its development hub has been pulled offline.
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...
Freedom of the PressNearly every major story pushing Julian Assange's trial off the front page underscores the importance of principles at stake in his case.
Millions of people around the world have expressed support for Edward Snowden. These prominent individuals and organizations have contacted us to support this campaign in particular.
Freedom of the PressThe list of people who have called for @Snowden to be pardoned is long and varied. No matter your feelings on Trump, a Snowden pardon would be a major win for those who care about fighting back against mass surveillance in the digital age.
In spite of a federal restraining order, a leaked document describes when DHS agents can still arrest journalists and legal observers.
Freedom of the PressA newly leaked DHS document reveals how a secret legal interpretation justified circumventing last week's restraining order, allowing the department to arrest and tear-gas Portland journalists
The ruling came with assurance that the White House could remove any “rogue, mooning journalists” if such a disruption were to happen.
Freedom of the PressA federal appeals court has unanimously blocked the White House from suspending the press pass of journalist Brian Karem, who exchanged heated words with Sebastian Gorka last year
BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks was detained by Santa Monica police while documenting protests in Santa Monica, California, on May …
Freedom of the Press“[The officers] pulled me out of the crowd, took my phone away, put it in my backpack and placed me in zip-tie handcuffs. I explained to them that I was media several times and they told me to just give them a few minutes and hold still.”
In the days since the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd began in Minneapolis, attacks on journalists and press freedom have been recorded at an unprecedented level. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is investigating or has confirmed...
Freedom of the PressIt's the same First Amendment that guarantees press freedom and ensures protestors have the right to assemble and to express grievances to their government. Attacks on either chip away at a single underlying principle.
Freedom of the PressThe numbers are shocking and unprecedented. In a week of protests, the @uspresstracker has recorded nearly 250 violations of press freedom rights — and that count keeps climbing.
Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd. The arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis while broadcasting live on air on...
Freedom of the PressInvestigators with Bellingcat have "identified at least 50 separate incidents where journalists have been attacked by law enforcement" during protests over the killing of George Floyd.
The Supreme Court will take the unprecedented step of broadcasting its oral arguments for two weeks beginning today, enacting in response to the coronavirus pandemic a measure that government transparency advocates have demanded for years.
Freedom of the PressFor the first time in its history, the Supreme Court will stream its oral arguments live today. A win for transparency, even if it comes in response to a pandemic.
Plus: a recent decision and an upcoming argument with major press freedom implications