U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

A database of press freedom incidents in the United States — everything from arrests of journalists and the seizure of their equipment to assaults and interrogations at the U.S. border. The Press Freedom Tracker documents incidents across the country, involving national, state and local authorities.

From Our Blog

  1. Incident snapshot 2-29-2024

    ‘He simply reported’

    A snapshot of all incidents documented in the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker so far this year

    Published
    Written by
    Kirstin McCudden
  2. A snapshot of press freedom aggressions across the U.S. in 2023

    ‘Icing out’ the press on the campaign trail

    A snapshot of press freedom aggressions across the U.S. in 2023, as documented by the Tracker. At least 45 journalists were assaulted while reporting, and 11 journalists and their outlets faced a publishing gag, the highest number of prior restraints in one year.

    Published
    Written by
    Kirstin McCudden

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