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.

Event

Event

Pursuing Platform Transparency in 2022: A January 19 Virtual Panel

Panelists will discuss a three-pronged approach to platform transparency

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Research

Essays and Scholarship

A Standard for Universal Digital Ad Transparency

Proposal spells out criteria that trigger transparency requirement, with ad data to be collected by government agency

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

A lawsuit challenging the government's system of "prepublication review"

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for OLC legal opinions issued prior to 1994

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