February 15, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm PST
Online (via Zoom)

Freedom of the Press Foundation (not EFF) will host this event. EFF's Cindy Cohn will participate.

Jailing Journalists: The Assange case and the threat to press freedom

Whether you love or hate Julian Assange, the United States’ prosecution of the Wikileaks publisher under the Espionage Act for printing government secrets in 2010 poses an extreme risk to press freedom. With the U.K. high court scheduled later this month to hear what could be Assange’s final appeal before he’s extradited to the U.S., the threat to journalists is high.


February 15, 2024
9:30 AM PT


Online (via Zoom)



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Event registration required

From Freedom of the Press Foundation:

Join us for a virtual panel discussion explaining how the Assange prosecution threatens all journalists.

And don’t miss the world premiere of a Freedom of the Press Foundation video urging the Biden administration to drop this dangerous prosecution.


  • Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Carrie DeCell, senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute
  • Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
  • Trevor Timm, executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation

About the Speaker:

Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography.

More about the Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century.

The organization works to preserve and strengthen First and Fourth Amendment rights guaranteed to the press through a variety of avenues, including the development of encryption tools, documentation of attacks on the press, training newsrooms on digital security practices, and advocating for the public’s right to know.

Freedom of the Press Foundation is built on the recognition that this kind of transparency journalism — from publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate, to uncovering the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program and CIA secret prisons — doesn’t just happen. It requires dogged work by journalists, and often, the courage of whistleblowers and others who work to ensure that the public actually learns what it has a right to know.

This event is organized not by EFF, but by Freedom of the Press Foundation.