This panel discussion will explore the impact of U.S. leak prosecutions on global investigative journalism. The Espionage Act is a draconian, World War I-era law used to prosecute media sources in the U.S. The use of the Espionage Act has been normalized as a method to silence national security media sources, and the result is a culture of secrecy with a profound chilling effect on the free press with worldwide impact. As the U.S. has silenced journalism with secrecy laws, other countries have followed suit, resulting in a fearful media environment and a less informed citizenry.

Organised in association with the Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts.