Recent Press Statements

  • 78,000 Call on Justice Department to Stop Journalist Intimidation

    October 11, 2013

    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Free Press delivered a letter with more than 75,000 signatures to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging the Department of Justice to end the harassment and intimidation of journalists, specifically at U.S. borders.

  • Free Press to Tribune: Don’t Let the Kochs Spoil the Party

    June 11, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Last week, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the Koch brothers confirmed their interest in buying newspapers around the United States. Recent press reports indicate the Tribune Company’s eight metro dailies are at the top of the Kochs’ list.

In the News

  • Comcast Defends Time Warner Cable Merger

    Crain's New York Business
    April 11, 2014

    The companies in a letter told the FCC that they'd be good for consumers. Consumer advocates disagree.

  • Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013? Online.

    February 28, 2014

    This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list was not a country. It was cyberspace.

  • One Year of Occupy. One Year of Journalist Arrests.

    September 18, 2012

    Josh Stearns has been tracking "press suppression and journalist arrests," which became a regular occurrence since the start of Occupy Wall Street on September 17, 2011. "As press, protesters and police converge in New York City for the one year anniversary, we'll be tracking press suppression here." Sadly, the list has been updated today on the one-year #OWS anniversary with quite a few familiar names: bloggers, artists, journalists.