Jehovah's Witnesses

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Impact journalism from Truth & Transparency regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Truth & Transparency Settles with Watch Tower

In late April 2020, Watch Tower filed a lawsuit against Truth & Transparency for copyright infringement. It is with great difficulty that we announce that our fundraising efforts have come up short and we were forced to settle the suit.

Help Truth & Transparency Defend Press Freedom from Religious Censorship

In May 2020, Watch Tower filed a lawsuit against Truth & Transparency. To ask the court to censor journalistic content in the name of copyright is a clear cut, abusive assault on the First Amendment.

2019 Jehovah’s Witness Convention Videos Published Again After Successful Takedown Request

Each year, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses flood into football and soccer stadiums across the globe to prepare for enlightenment and direction from their global leaders, the Governing Body. The Governing Body is comprised of eight men, all living and working in upstate New York in a compound affectionately referred

Jehovah's Witnesses Overhaul Proselytizing Procedures in Response to EU Regulation

In a letter leaked online dated May 13, 2019, it was revealed that the Jehovah’s Witnesses made sweeping changes to the practice they are best known for: proselytizing. Addressed “to all congregations in Britain and Ireland”, the letter notes that Witnesses are “accustomed to collecting personal data” on the

Decades of Letters Addressed to Jehovah’s Witness Leaders in Brazil and Portugal Now Published Online

This past Sunday, May 5, 2019, Truth & Transparency published hundreds of letters written in Portuguese by the highest leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The vast majority of the letters, dating back to the 1970s, are addressed and intended only for the eyes of those possessing the title of

Leaked ‘Branch’ and ‘Elders’ Manuals Pull Back the Curtain of Inner Workings of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Top Leaders

On February 4, 2019, rumors of the release of a new Elders manual, meant only for the eyes of the top leaders in each congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW), began to surface on ex-JW forums across the Internet. Less than 24 hours later, the manual was leaked and seemingly

Truth & Transparency Receives Four Takedown Requests from Jehovah’s Witnesses

On the afternoon of Monday December 31, 2018, Truth & Transparency was issued four separate takedown requests with a total of 63 documents. The request came from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, more commonly known as “Watch Tower”, the governing organization of the religious group known