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NEFAC to Present ‘The First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Southworth Library in Dartmouth (Mass.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “The First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 23 at the Southworth Public Library, 732 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, Mass. This event, sponsored by Friends of The Dartmouth […]

NEFAC Sending Former Institute Fellows to Data+Narrative Program at Boston University

Learn How to Best Engage Audiences With Data During Five-Day Workshop; Tuition and Fees Waived for Those Selected Application Deadline April 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is sponsoring two seats at the upcoming five-day Data+Narrative storytelling workshop at Boston University. The seats are […]

NEFAC to Celebrate Sunshine Week with Local Presentations, Open Government Discussions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will be participating in several presentations and discussions to honor Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the citizen’s right to know about government. The goal of Sunshine Week — March 10-16 this year with related events occurring throughout the […]

NEFAC Opposes Conn. Legislation to Keep Secret Evidence Seized in Criminal Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition called on Connecticut lawmakers today to oppose a bill that would keep secret evidence seized during criminal investigations. The legislation could, the coalition warned, “give unilateral authority to law enforcement to keep secret all records gathered in nearly every […]

Sunshine Week Event: NEFAC to Present at MuckRock’s ‘Transparency Science Fair’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org To celebrate Sunshine Week, the New England First Amendment Coalition and other local open government advocates will present at MuckRock’s “Transparency Science Fair” on March 16 in Boston. The transparency-themed science fair (think booths, interactive exhibits, prizes and swag) is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Sunshine Week Event: How to Use Rhode Island’s Public Records, Open Meetings Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT John Marion | Common Cause RI | 401.338.6537 or Justin Silverman | NEFAC | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org In recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, several local organizations will present on March 23 a panel discussion on Rhode Island’s freedom of information laws. The program is from […]

NEFAC President Karen Bordeleau to Speak About Journalism, Civil Liberties at Brown University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org New England First Amendment Coalition President Karen Bordeleau will be one of several panelists discussing the press and civil liberties from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 at Brown University. The program is titled “What Press? Whose Truth” and is sponsored by the ACLU […]

NEFAC, Nackey Loeb School to Present Sunshine Week Discussion on New Hampshire Right to Know Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org In recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications will present a discussion concerning the key to open government in New Hampshire — the state’s Right to Know Law. […]

NEFAC Criticizes Proposed U.S. Dept. of Interior FOIA Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently criticized proposed updates to U.S. Dept. of Interior regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act, calling many of the updates “flatly inconsistent or incompatible” with the law. The changes “would harm journalists’ ability to gather and report information […]

NEFAC to Present ‘The First Amendment and the Free Press’ in Leominster, Mass.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a panel discussion on the First Amendment and the free press from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 15 at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, Mass. The program is free and open to the […]