Freedom of the Press Foundation

Snowden said Reality Winner's treatment is bad news for the First Amendment.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Department of Justice helped kill a bill intended to enhance transparency and refuses to release
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.
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.
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."
In a press release, Ellsberg—who has said that Snowden's leaks were the most important in American history—called Snowden
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.
Unlike in previous pretrial appearances, where media attendance was slim, the press room in Manning's trial was crowded on
"When it comes to freedom of information, leaks and whistleblowers, this is one of the most important trials in 40 years
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.
The facts speak for themselves -- it was more important than ever to stand up for this country's long tradition of a free press.
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.
NEW YORK -- Not long after WikiLeaks began publishing leaked diplomatic cables in November 2010, the anti-secrecy organization