Press freedom

Charges against LuxLeaks reporter threaten press freedom
Hamish Boland-Rudder · April 23, 2015

ICIJ condemns the indictment of journalist and ICIJ member Edouard Perrin by Luxembourg prosecutors over leaked documents that revealed widespread aggressive tax avoidance.

‘I acted from conviction:’ PwC whistleblower speaks out
Cecile S. Gallego · December 15, 2014

A former employee of the audit firm has been charged for leaking confidential Luxembourg tax rulings.

ICIJ calls for immediate release of arrested Azeri reporter
Marina Walker Guevara and Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 6, 2014

We condemn the arrest of investigative journalist and ICIJ member Khadija Ismayilova, who was taken into custody in Azerbaijan.

Journalists hit back with anti-spying legal challenge
Will Fitzgibbon and Hamish Boland-Rudder · September 15, 2014

A journalism organization is alleging that the UK government’s surveillance program is in breach of international law.

Beginner’s guide to improving online security
Margot Williams · March 5, 2014

Amid growing revelations of hacking and internet surveillance, improving online security is necessary for journalists and others who work with sensitive information. Here are our tips for how to get started.

ICIJ denounces brutal attack on Ming Pao editor
Gerard Ryle and Hamish Boland-Rudder · February 26, 2014

Police arrest nine men in connection to a brutal knife attack on Kevin Lau, the former chief editor of Hong Kong newspaper and Offshore Leaks publishing partner Ming Pao.

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.