An independent press is one of the essential pillars of a democracy, and we need to support journalists and whistleblowers alike to protect it, says lawyer and free press advocate Trevor Timm.

Christopher Soghoian of the ACLU talks privacy, security and why you should put a sticker on your webcam right now, in conversation with investigative journalist Will Potter.

Sebastian Junger's last patrol. | Photo: Guillermo Cervera/HBO | ideas.ted.com

Veterans often have a hard time returning to civilian life after war. Sebastian Junger offers a counterintuitive theory about why

EbolaDeeply.org wants to spread information about Ebola by any means necessary — to readers, journalists and rural people fighting the disease on the ground. We talk to co-founder Jon Gosier, a TED Senior Fellow.

Citizenfour provides a gripping look at events including a filmmaker’s first meeting with “Citizen four,” aka Edward Snowden.

If journalism is the first draft of history, whose draft will future generations read of the events surrounding Michael Brown’s death?

Ready to go beyond this week’s headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next—about Egypt, Al Jazeera, and international reporting.