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Privacy and Protecting Sources

Resources from a Reporters Without Borders session on April 11, 2014. Online Survival Kit
How to protect yourself from leaving a digital trail.
Use this free proxy to surf anonymously online, hide your IP address, secure your internet connection, hide your internet history, and protect your online identity.

Run any suspicious files through this free, encrypted tool to detect any viruses.

Free, on-the-fly, open-source encryption tool.

PC World: Tips to Cover Digital Footprints and Regain Your Privacy

First Amendment Handbook
The online version from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Sunshine Week
Official site for the mid-March celebration. Resources galore.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Latest news and resources on First Amendment issues.

First Amendment Center
The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, the right to assemble and to petition the government. The center, with offices at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

Virtual Chase: First Amendment Law
Federal statutory law sources, FOI law sources, related organizations and more.

Freedom of Information Center

Freedom of Information Center: Current First Amendment Stories
Stories are updated regularly from a variety of national and international stories.

American Civil Liberties Union

Electronic Frontier Foundation Blue Ribbon Page
A super resource: newswire on free speech issues, radio, media resources and more.
First Amendment resources, videos, contests, scholarships, teaching resources and more.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
This site monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

Center for Democracy and Technology
Studies, pending legislation, basics of free speech and more. Freedom of Speech Definition

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

SPJ First Amendment Page
News articles, publications, awards and many other resources.
A national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media through education, organizing and advocacy. Launched by media scholar Robert W. McChesney, journalist John Nichols and Josh Silver, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with nearly half-a-million activists and members and a full-time staff in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Mass.

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.

MIT: Freedom of Expression Online Resources

Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GLIC)

Open Society Institute: Free Speech Resources

UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement Page
Documents the history of the free speech movvement, including videos and documentaries.

Electronic Privacy Information Center: Free Speech
Links to and summarizes dozens of court cases on the issue. Also see the Resources page.

Free Speech News
Newswire and archive, links, discussion area, search tool and more. Excellent quick-reference site.

Knight Foundation: Future of the First Amendment

Privacy and Whistleblowing Tools
A Pinterest page full of resources.

Online Censorship
Have you unjustly had content removed by a social media platform such as Flickr, YouTube, Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook? Report it on this site. Note: The name of the site is misleading. It's not really censorship as it's a website, not a government, doing the gatekeeping, but the site does have value.
Launched under the Obama Administration, this site offers FAQs, glossary and stats on FOIA requests.

Redacted: News Without Transparency
From the Sunlight Foundation, this site shows you what news looks like in a world without access to government information.

First Amendment Center: Internet and First Amendment

The Media Institute

American Library Association: Notable First Amendment Court Cases

International Freedom of Expression Exchange


iDig Answers
FOI resources galore.

Sunshine in Government Initiative

The FOI Advocate

Sunshine Review: WikiFOIA
Free online encyclopedia about freedom of information at the state and local level. Court cases, open records history, legislation on public documents and more.

Legal Information Institute: First Amendment Overview

American Library Association: First Amendment Resources

ASNE First Amendment Summit

Illinois First Amendment Center

Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

American Library Association
The ALA actively defends the right of library users to read, seek information and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Free Speech Issues
Links to various legislation and research.

Findlaw: First Amendment and Annotations

Library of Congress/Bill of Rights

First Amendment Project
Sections for journalists, artists, etc.

James Goodale: The First Amendment
NY Times editor from The Pentagon Papers. First Amendment Rights and the Internet
A great collection of links and resources.

The Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

Center for First Amendment Rights
This site is "dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution among students and the general public, particularly in Connecticut and New England." Dozens of resources, speakers bureau, etc.

Student Press Law Center: First Amendment Rights Diagram
Part of a legal research section on the topic.

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Monitors attacks on journalists around the world and laws pertaining to free expression.

The File Room
Archive of cases, censorship resources, etc.

Society of Environmental Journalists: FOI Tip Sheet

Florida First Amendment Foundation
A source for information, expertise, and assistance to the public and news media. It was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by The Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

The Youth Free Expression Network (Y-FEN)
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Society of Environmental Journalists Tipsheet
Public records tips, edited by Joseph Davis.

Society of Environmental Journalists: Watchdog Tipsheet
Story ideas with a focus on First Amendment issues of concern to environmental journalists. Presented here are expanded versions of many articles, frequent updates, and other information previously condensed and emailed to members.

Society of Environmental Journalists: State FOI Resources


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