Freedom of the Press Foundation

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Freedom of the Press Foundation is a non-profit organization that protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century.

We build secure communications tools used at the world's top investigative news organizations. We teach independent journalists and documentary filmmakers how to keep themselves and their sources safe in the digital age. We monitor and document virtually every press freedom violation in the United States. And we engage in public and legal advocacy around critical press freedom issues in the U.S. and around the world.

Freedom of the Press Foundation is built on the recognition that this kind of transparency journalism — from publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate, to uncovering the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program and CIA secret prisons — doesn't just happen. It requires dogged work by journalists, and often, the courage of whistleblowers and others who work to ensure that the public actually learns what it has a right to know.

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