Laura Poitras

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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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One year after CPJ's US report, little has changed between Obama and press

October 10, 2014 1:16 PM ET

After a summer plagued by war and disease abroad and partisan fighting at home, it was not hard to fathom why President Barack Obama would yearn for a retreat. But from which of the mounting crises did the president...

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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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Obama transparency record remains unimpressive

May 5, 2014 2:59 PM ET

Nearly seven months ago, CPJ published its first in-depth report on press freedom in the United States, concluding that the Obama administration's aggressive prosecution of leakers of classified information, broad surveillance programs, and moves to stem the routine disclosure...

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The NSA Puts Journalists Under a Cloud of Suspicion

February 12, 2014 2:25 AM ET

Governments' capacity to store transactional data and the content of communications poses a unique threat to journalism in the digital age. By Geoffrey King...

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Greenwald wants to return to US, but not yet

October 15, 2013 12:50 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald would like to go home to the United States, at least for a visit. But the Guardian journalist and blogger is afraid to do so. He still has material and unpublished stories from his contacts with fugitive whistleblower...

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Solidarity in the face of surveillance

October 11, 2013 12:37 PM ET

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...

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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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