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NEFAC to Provide Clinic on First Amendment at Boston Public Library’s Parker Hill Branch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a clinic on First Amendment rights Sept. 27 at the Boston Public Library’s Parker Hill Branch, 1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing, Mass. The discussion, titled “Know Your First Amendment Rights,” will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

NEFAC to Discuss First Amendment, Journalism at Newbury Town Library

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 freedom of the press on October 20 at the Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, Mass. The discussion will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will feature […]

Groups to Celebrate Free Speech Week with Public Campaign, Events in Portland and Augusta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A group of First Amendment advocates and media organizations will celebrate Free Speech Week in October by providing public events in Portland and Augusta, Maine. Free Speech Week — celebrated this year Oct. 22-28 — is a national campaign to increase awareness of free speech and its value in a democracy. During […]

Deadline Today: Local Reporters, Editors, Producers Encouraged to Apply for NEFAI 2018 Fellowships

Capital Gazette’s Terence Smith Joins Institute Faculty; Stephanie McCrummen of Washington Post to Deliver Keynote Address FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Fellowship applications for the eighth annual New England First Amendment Institute are due today. The New England First Amendment Coalition offers the three-day institute each year at no cost […]

NEFAC, ACLU, Media Groups Submit Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Court’s Denial of Jury List in Rhode Island Murder Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition, the ACLU of Rhode Island and several media organizations submitted today an amicus brief in support of a federal lawsuit filed by the Providence Journal. The Journal is seeking a ruling on the constitutionality of Superior Court Associate Justice […]

Washington Post’s Stephanie McCrummen, 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner, to Deliver NEFAI Keynote

FOI Expert David Cuillier Also Among Featured Speakers at Eighth Annual New England First Amendment Institute Fellowship Applications Due August 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The Washington Post’s Stephanie McCrummen, a lead member of the team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will deliver the keynote […]

Fellowship Applications Due August 1 for Annual New England First Amendment Institute

Local Reporters, Editors and Producers to Attend Journalism Program at Northeastern University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Applications for fellowships to the 2018 New England First Amendment Institute are due Aug. 1. This eighth annual institute will be held from Sept. 16-18 at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Application materials […]

NEFAC Renews Call for More Transparency Requirements for Privately Managed Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The The New England First Amendment Coalition recently reaffirmed its support for legislation that would strengthen accountability and oversight of privately-managed prisons throughout the country. The Private Prison Information Act (S.1728) would apply the federal Freedom of Information Act to private prison, correctional and detention […]

NEFAC Speaker to Discuss First Amendment, Journalism at Greenfield Library Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion on the First Amendment from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 26 at the Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street in Greenfield, Mass. The program is part of the library’s Thursday Morning Club and […]

Reaffirming Our Commitment to Journalism After Shooting at Capital Gazette Newspaper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition mourns the loss of five staff members at the Capital Gazette community newspaper near Annapolis, Maryland, who were killed by a gunman last week in a senseless act of violence. We convey our utmost sympathies to the newspaper’s staff […]