Trevor Timm:
How free is our freedom of the press?

TED2016 · 5:13 · Filmed Feb 2016
Watch next...
Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt
arrow

Share this idea

1,171,044
Total views
TED Talks are free
thanks to support from

In the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment. Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for whistleblowers, the source of virtually every important story about national security since 9/11, to share information. In this concise, informative talk, Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder and TED Fellow Trevor Timm traces the recent history of government action against individuals who expose crime and injustice and advocates for technology that can help them do it safely and anonymously.

Writer, activist and legal analyst
Trevor Timm is the co-founder and executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and defends journalism dedicated to transparency and accountability. Full bio
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Discuss

42 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Don't have an account? Sign up now — it's fast and free.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.