Submit an Incident

By sharing your experience, you are helping support a novel effort to gather systematic information about press freedom incidents in the United States.

Filling out the form below will share your information with a coalition of press freedom groups, led by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists. We may share this information with other members of the coalition.

If the individual submitting the case is the affected journalist, the managing editor of the site will make every attempt to contact the journalist before publishing the case on the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. We reserve the right to publish information based on submissions unless the individual submitting the incident clearly indicates otherwise. 

The purpose of this project is to publicly document press freedom incidents in the United States. Because of the anticipated volume of submissions, we will only contact those who submit incidents that we are planning to publish.

Alternatively to submitting through this form, you can also get in touch by sending an email to [email protected]

If you need direct legal assistance, please contact the legal hotline for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press at 1-800-336-4243 or email at [email protected]