I don't think it's a big secret I support freedom of speech and openness of the internet in particular. Many regard the internet as the last truly open medium, a medium that destroys paradigms, forces us to re-evaluate how we communicate and should even make us feel humble. (But we don't). It's like watching universes from earth. Only, everything we encounter on the internet is somewhat within reach. It has flattened our world in such incomprehensible ways! It gives people a voice. We learn or hear stuff we'd never hear about. We question how we learn and what's important to the self. Many of us walk around with it in our pockets. I realize this sounds like incomprehensible gibberish, but I assure you, I feel it isn't. :)
I've always enjoyed movies by John Cusak, and I'd even go as far as saying he is one of my top 10 actors ever. Recently I stumbled across his iAMA ('I Am ... Ask Me Anything') where I learned he is on the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Fellow board members include (amongst others) whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and Electronic Frontier Foundation founder John Perry Barlow.
Like with so many things, press nowadays (with TCP/IP and all...) has gotten so many more layers. The term journalism has gotten so many new meanings. (Am I, yours faithfully, a journalist?). Free and independent press is just so hard to come by now. And if there ever was a time when this was important, it has to be now. Right. fucking. now. There are many initiatives to cut down on the freedom of press, speech and internet and this is a real challenge for humanity. If it is one thing the press should do, and do well, it's to inform the general public of the ongoings of and in our governments. They're the publics' watchdogs. As democratic voters, we have the right to know what is happening, yet all that happens that matters, is surrounded in secrecy.
Anyway. I guess what I'm saying is that an organisation that promises: