Say F* You To The Msn And The Govt - Tax DeductibleSubmitted by PeterKofod on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 05:50
Dear all Daily Paul'ers/Liberty People.
If you haven't already seen it, check out this new non-profit foundation, dedicated to supporting real journalism (e.g. WikiLeaks, but also others). It's tax deductible in the US, and I'm convinced this could be a game changer for those of us who're not content on waiting till the next non-election.
Behind it are a diverse crowd of activists/journalist, ranging from Dan Ellsberg to Glenn Greenwald, John Cusack (the actor) and people from the Electronic Frontiers Foundation.
So far it seems like mostly Liberals are putting their money into this, but as I see it this should be a Libertarian no-brainer as well :-) (maybe some of you guys could do a money-bomb thing or soomething, just to show the Liberals you're way better than them? )
Here is a snippet from the Freedom of the Press Foundations "About" section:
The Freedom of the Press Foundation is dedicated to helping promote and fund aggressive, public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We accept tax-deductible donations to a variety of journalism organizations dedicated to government transparency and accountability.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation is built on the recognition that this kind of transparency journalism — from publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate, to uncovering the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program and CIA secret prisons — doesn’t just happen. It requires dogged work by journalists, and often, the courage of whistleblowers and others who work to ensure that the public actually learns what it has a right to know.
But in a changing economic and technological age, media organizations are increasingly susceptible to corporate or government pressure. This can lead to watered-down or compromised coverage, or worse: censorship.
Increasingly, non-profit media and transparency organizations are emerging as a critical component of the journalism landscape. Leveraging the power of the Internet, these organizations are helping to reinvent and reimagine independent watchdog reporting.
Right now, too many of those organizations are struggling for funding, relying on a few large foundations or competing for donors. Our goal is to broaden the financial base of these types of institutions—both start-ups and established non-profit organizations — by crowd-sourcing funding and making it easy for people to support the best journalism from an array of organizations all in one place.
Using the same networked, collaborative approach, the Freedom of the Press Foundation will also provide support for organizations and individuals that have been unjustly censored or cut off from funding for doing their job as journalists. Given the variety of corporate and government pressures on journalism outlets around the world, the need has never been greater."
(more here: https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/about
Peter / Denmark (no affiliation with the Foundation, but strong supporter)