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Josh Stearns

Josh Stearns is the Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director of Free Press and a board director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, an advocacy group whose other directors include the journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras and the actor John Cusack.

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Solidarity in the face of surveillance

One way for journalists to build more secure newsrooms and safer networks would be for more of them to learn and practice digital hygiene and information security. But that's not enough. We also need journalists to stand together across borders, not just as an industry, but as a community, against government surveillance.

The Obama administration, in its attempt to control government leaks, has issued subpoenas and conducted unprecedented surveillance of journalists, as CPJ documented in a report this week. But the United States is hardly the only democratic nation that has been trying to unveil reporters' sources and other professional secrets.

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