Freedom of the Press Foundation

In the public interest.

Note that Edward Snowden is on the Board.


Freedom of the Press Foundation protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century.

News & Advocacy

Get the latest news on secrecy, surveillance, and whistleblowers.

Press Freedom Tracker

Systematically documenting press freedom violations in the United States.

Guides & Training

How-to guides on how to protect yourself in the age of mass surveillance.


Enabling secure communication between journalists and anonymous sources.

Recent News

Trump, in crisis mode, tweets his 2000th attack on the press

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life, President Donald Trump accelerated smearing the press on Twitter, reaching 2,000 negative tweets about the media in a string of insults …

Brave whistleblowers are being punished for saving lives during a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of whistleblowers to a free and unfettered press. Throughout this emergency, it has been whistleblowers playing a critical role in informing the general public and forcing governments to make important public health decisions.

Government transparency cannot be a coronavirus casualty

Government agencies from the local to federal level are failing to live up to their legal transparency obligations even as the stakes for access to relevant information are at an all-time high.


Threats to press freedom around the world are at an all-time high. Sign up to stay up to date and take action to protect journalists and whistleblowers everywhere.




Through this widely used open source platform, we are enabling whistleblowers to communicate anonymously and securely with news organizations.

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U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

We are systematically documenting press freedom violations in the United States. A partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists and leading press freedom groups.

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Secure the News

To protect readers and journalists, we are tracking and promoting the adoption of HTTPS by news organizations.


Archive the News

By archiving threatened outlets, we are preventing billionaires from deciding what news is fit to stay online.

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An open source app that anyone can use to protect personal spaces and possessions using a smartphone. A partnership with the Guardian Project.



In order to make the public aware of its importance, we are highlighting news stories that are only possible thanks to the Freedom of Information Act.

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