Press Freedom

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Press Freedom

Surveilling journalists to discover their sources. Using the Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers for disclosing information to the press that the public should know. Arresting and attacking journalists reporting on social unrest. Criminalizing the kinds of activities that journalists engage in routinely and as a necessary part of their work. Serious threats, all, to the freedom of the press. 

This blog channel highlights the Institute’s ongoing work to preserve and strengthen free press protections in the digital age.

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Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit

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Advocacy

Advocacy Project

Knight Institute, Scholars Advise SEC That Proposed Climate Rules Do Not Raise First Amendment Concerns

Leading First Amendment scholars sign onto Knight Institute letter addressing constitutionality of new rules

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Research

Press Statement

​​Arvind Narayanan and J. Nathan Matias to Join Knight Institute as Visiting Researchers

Narayanan will explore how algorithms distort online speech, and Matias will study human-algorithm behavior and free expression

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Research

Institute Update

Are We Climbing in or out of the Hole?

Artist Piotr Szyhalski on the making of the “Lies and the Law” series

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