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The Press Freedom Defense Fund

The Press Freedom Defense Fund provides essential legal support for journalists, news organizations, and whistleblowers who are targeted by powerful figures because they have tried to bring to light information that is in the public interest and necessary for a functioning democracy.

For more information, click here.

To read PFDF and the Committee to Protect Journalists’ statement announcing legal support to defend fearless journalism, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on Jim Acosta, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on the murder of Victoria Marinova, and the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on charges against Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on Reality Winner's August 23 sentencing, click here.

To read James Risen’s column for The Intercept in partnership with the PFDF, in support of the freedom of the press (alongside nearly 400 news organizations in a campaign coordinated by The Boston Globe) click here.

To read PFDF’s announcement about the Advisory Committee And Leadership Team, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement regarding the killing of five Capital Gazette employees in Annapolis, Maryland, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on whistleblower Reality Winner’s plea agreement, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on the surveillance and targeting of a New York Times reporter, click here.

To read PFDF’s statement on the prosecution of former FBI Agent Terry James Albury under the Espionage Act, click here.