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Trevor Timm: Tell Rep. Adam Schiff to Remove This Dangerous Secrecy Provision From This Year’s Intelligence Bill

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2019 – Largely unnoticed until yesterday, the CIA is pushing Congress to pass a bill that will vastly expand secrecy laws, threaten press freedom, and prevent accountability for intelligence officials who violate the law. This year’s Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) contains a provision that would radically expand the definition of employees in […]

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U.S. Press Freedom Tracker 2018: Year two of documenting attacks on the press in the Trump era

Dec. 20, 2018 – In June, a man entered the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and shot and killed four journalists and a media worker. Their names were Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Wendi Winters, and Rebecca Smith. It emerged later that the shooter had been harassing and threatening the Gazette […]