Press Freedom

  • Former Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge, pictured here interviewing Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, has challenged a subpoena demanding she disclose a confidential source. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando, CC BY 2.0. Another week, yet another story highlighting the need for Congress to pass the PRESS Act and protect journalists and their confidential sources. This […]
  • Laura Poitras / Praxis Films, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Today marks the 10th anniversary of whistleblower and longtime Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) board member Edward Snowden’s stunning revelations of mass surveillance by the National Security Agency.Over the course of several weeks starting June 5, 2013, Snowden, through a series of stories […]
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is thrilled to welcome award-winning journalist Azmat Khan as the newest member of its board of directors.Khan is an investigative reporter with The New York Times Magazine, and the Patti Cadby Birch Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she directs the Simon and June Li Center for Global […]
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the latest newspaper to be hit with an unconstitutional "prior restraint" prohibiting it from publishing information the government accidentally made public. Trevis Rothwell, via Flickr A St. Louis judge issued an unconstitutional “prior restraint” last week, prohibiting the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from reporting on a mental health evaluation of a […]
  • A school board member's Facebook post about an LGBTQ book display at a Pennsylvania high school library similar to the one pictured here led to a public records case that could make it harder to access public official’s social media posts. AntoniaGreen, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 If a public official or employee in […]