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From the SPLC Legal Network: A new FOI obstacle for journalists who need access to student testing data

(09/19/17 5:58pm)

A recent opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court illustrates just how closely requests for teacher-specific information can be scrutinized, and drives home the importance of carefully considering an open-records request before making it.




October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists

(10/20/17 6:02pm)

We speak with Trevor Timm, a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit which works to protect journalists and their sources by offering free, open source digital security tools. Further reading on the incident where Harvard searched through student deans' email accounts to find the source of a leak to the press (and update) SPLC coverage an incident illustrating the dangers of relying on a school server: "Embattled high school newspaper loses a year's worth of archived stories after school officials shut down website" SecureDrop website Signal website Secure The News website Prior SPLC coverage of internet filters Got an idea for who next month's guest should be? Send it to sbreslow@splc.org.