Press Freedom

  • Two Asheville journalists arrested while covering an eviction of a homeless encampment are set to stand trial on Jan. 25. Courtesy of Veronica Coit/Asheville Blade FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two Asheville, North Carolina journalists are scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 25 for documenting a controversial Christmas night eviction of a homeless encampment. The public […]
  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Credit: Matt Johnson / Right Cheer As House members dragged themselves through vote after vote in the tussle over the speakership in the first week of January, viewers got a rare glimpse of the intense negotiations. Cameras captured shouts and whispers between representatives as well as images of Representative-elect George Santos, […]
  • Ginni Thomas' activism while her husband sits on the Supreme Court underscores the need for journalists to be able to uncover judicial conflicts of interest. Gage Skidmore Congress quietly passed legislation at the end of 2022 granting judges extraordinary censorship powers, making it harder for reporters to expose conflicts of interest involving federal judges and […]
  • Credit: Kelsey Borch It’s my pleasure to unveil Freedom of the Press Foundation’s 2022 Impact Report.I’m Bevyn Howard, and I joined FPF as a grant writer this year. Every day I am in absolute awe of the expertise my teammates bring to the press freedom space. I wanted to honor their work in this annual […]
  • The death of Mahsa Amini has led to worldwide protests but journalists covering the unrest in her homeland of Iran have been imprisoned in record numbers. Taymaz Valley An annual census from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows more journalists were imprisoned at the end of 2022 than in any of the 30 years CPJ […]