Press freedom

BVI considers tough prison sentences for data leaks
Sasha Chavkin · February 11, 2014

A bill introduced last week in the BVI legislature would impose prison sentences of up to 20 years for individuals who leak secret data and up to 15 years for journalists who knowingly publish illegal leaks.

Initiatives seek to protect anonymity of leakers
Sasha Chavkin · October 21, 2013

As governments crack down on leaks, new projects in the United States and Italy seek to restore the practice of secure and anonymous information drops.

As world focuses on Manning and Miranda cases, developing nations are jailing journalists in record numbers
Sasha Chavkin · August 21, 2013

Journalists in developing countries are being imprisoned in record numbers, most commonly under charges related to terrorism or subversion.