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Press Freedom Group Says Justice Department Helped Kill Transparency Bill

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Department of Justice helped kill a bill intended to enhance transparency and refuses to release records on its efforts to bl...

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government's siege against whistleblowing.

An Assault From Obama's Escalating War On Journalism

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

Charging that the administration has launched "an assault on freedom of the press," a new petition tells Obama and Holder: "We urge you in the strongest terms to halt all legal action against Mr. Risen and to safeguard the freedom of journalists to maintain the confidentiality of their sources."

Edward Snowden Joins Press Freedom Group

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Edward Snowden is joining the board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the press freedom group launched by Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and o...

Obama's Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Norman Solomon

Journalists who can be compelled to violate the confidentiality of their sources, or otherwise go to prison, are reduced to doing little more than providing stenographic services to pass along the official story. That's what the White House wants.

Matt Sledge

More Manning Trial Secrecy Concerns | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The judge overseeing Bradley Manning's court martial briefly inquired about the status of two stenographers creating a public court...

Matt Sledge

Media Organizations Urge Military To Allow Stenographers In Bradley Manning Trial | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- A coalition of news organizations signed onto a letter urging the military to overturn its decision to deny press credentials to tw...

Matt Sledge

Bradley Manning Supporters Forced To Crowdfund Court Stenographer | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Fed up with the military's limits on access to the court martial of Bradley Manning, the Army private who has admitted to sending hundreds...

A Salute to Bradley Manning, Whistleblower, As We Hear His Words for the First Time

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has published an audio recording of Bradley Manning's speech to a military court from two weeks ago, in which he gives his reasons and motivations behind leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks.

Freedom of the Press Foundation - Updates From Our Front

John Cusack | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
John Cusack

The facts speak for themselves -- it was more important than ever to stand up for this country's long tradition of a free press.

What Is an Assange?

John Cusack | Posted 03.03.2013 | Media
John Cusack

Recently, I sat down with George Washington Law School professor and constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley and my close friend Kevin McCabe to discuss WikiLeaks' impact on transparency, the government's response, and the comparison to the Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Michael Calderone

Foundation Launches To Support WikiLeaks, Transparency | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Not long after WikiLeaks began publishing leaked diplomatic cables in November 2010, the anti-secrecy organization ran into trouble raisin...