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

February 15 @ 12:30 pm 2:30 pm EST

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.

NEW: We are honored to have U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., join Freedom of the Press Foundation for this important discussion. Don’t miss his opening remarks!

Join us on Feb. 15, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. EST for a virtual discussion explaining how the Assange prosecution endangers all journalists.


  • U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass
  • Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Carrie DeCell, senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute
  • Trevor Timm, executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

And stay tuned for the world premiere of a Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) video urging the Biden administration to drop this dangerous prosecution.