Data Export and API

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker provides export functionality that can be used to download a complete CSV of data on the website or as a live API for programmatic access to up-to-date data. The endpoint is located at

Note: This API should be considered beta software and does not come with any guarantees that the interface or available data will not change in the future.

In addition to being able to request a complete download of all incidents on the website, this endpoint accepts the same query string parameters that any of the category pages and incidents page accept for filtering to a specific subset of incidents. You can generate these query strings experimentally by using the purple “Change Filters” form. Here are some sample queries:

We’re looking to improve the API and its documentation. Are you using the API? Would you use the API if it supported particular functionality? Let us know.