Barton Gellman

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Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Once upon a time, a journalist never gave up a confidential source. When someone comes forward, anonymously, to inform the public, it's better to risk time incarcerated than give them up. This ethical responsibility was also a practical and...

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Eight days in Hong Kong: Laura Poitras on documenting Snowden for 'Citizenfour'

October 15, 2014 4:52 PM ET

The world premiere of Laura Poitras's highly anticipated documentary "CITIZENFOUR" at the New York Film Festival occurred with the appropriate amount of intrigue for a film about last year's dramatic revelations of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. The...

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CPJ urges US to mitigate threats to journalism, newsgathering

September 22, 2014 12:19 PM ET

Dear President Obama: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the effects of intelligence and law enforcement activities undertaken by agencies, over which your administration has oversight, on the free flow of news and other information in the public interest.

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The Obama Administration and the Press

October 10, 2013 10:00 AM ET

Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America U.S. President Barack Obama came into office pledging open government, but he has fallen short of his promise. Journalists and transparency advocates say the White House curbs routine disclosure of information and...

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CPJ's recommendations to the Obama administration

October 10, 2013 10:00 AM ET

CPJ is disturbed by the pattern of actions by the Obama administration that have chilled the flow of information on issues of great public interest, including matters of national security. The administration's war on leaks to the press through the...

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