Support independent journalism on whistleblowers, secrecy, and press freedom-related issues. Become a subscriber of The Dissenter. Joan Meyer, the 98-year-old co-owner of the Marion County Record in Kansas, had worked at the newspaper for over 50 years. She died after the newspaper was targeted in illegal police raids on August
The Animal Legal Defense Fund warns Iowa's new law "threatens increased penalties for recording even in public places and locations" long used for advocacy.
The PRESS Act would ensure “reporters cannot be compelled by the government to disclose their confidential sources or research files.”