Sign up now for “Investigating Washington” Watchdog Workshop in D.C. in January

IRE is joining forces with The National Press Club to bring you a special Watchdog Workshop: Investigating Washington. A stellar lineup of speakers will tackle a series of topics that will help you prepare for many of the key issues of 2014. Highlights include a national security session with James Bamford, Michael Isikoff and Josh…

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Internet Archive of TV clips on NSA revelations released

The Internet Archive has released an experimental library of television news clips covering revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.  The library allows users to search over 700 clips dating back from 2009. The library is searchable by transcripts, speakers, or date.  It is currently only accessible via Chrome and Safari browsers.  Clips may…

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How journalists can learn safer communication and improve online security

The New York Times Magazine this week profiles documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and her role in helping National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leak thousands of classified documents regarding government surveillance programs. From the magazine: Poitras possesses a new skill set that is particularly vital — and far from the journalistic norm — in an…

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The Obama administration’s war on leaks

// Leonard Downie Jr, far right, moderates the showcase panel entitled “The government’s war on leaks” with (l-r) Michael Oreskes of the Associated Press, Lucy Dalglish of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, author James Bamford and independent journalist Quinn Norton. Photo: Travis Hartman. The Obama administration’s war on leaks didn’t start with Edward Snowden.…

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