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NEFAC Featured Speaker Program to Teach Students Value of First Amendment Freedoms, Fourth Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its Featured Speaker Program, an educational initiative that will bring First Amendment and journalism experts to the region’s college campuses and high school classrooms. The announcement follows several recent surveys that show a diminishing understanding […]

Deadline Approaching for NEFAC’s Annual Freedom of Information, Citizenship Awards

Nominations Must Be Received By Jan. 15; Journalists, Citizen Watchdogs Encouraged to Apply FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominees for its Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information and Antonia Orfield Citizenship awards. The deadline for both is January 15. Submission forms and requirements for both awards are linked below and can […]

Former Providence Journal Editor Karen Bordeleau to Serve as NEFAC President, Lead Coalition in 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the election of Karen Bordeleau, former executive editor of The Providence Journal, as its new president. Bordeleau assumed the position on Jan. 1 and succeeds Tom Fiedler, dean of Boston University’s College of Communications, who will continue to serve on […]

NEFAC Co-Sponsors Panel Discussion on Free Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on free speech, exploring First Amendment principles and how constitutional freedoms can be protected. The program is at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, located at 135 Main Street in Montpelier, Vt. The event is also […]

NEFAC Testifies Against Plan Limiting Public Access to Maine Judicial Records, Defends Right to Know

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently testified against recommendations to allow only attorneys and litigants to access a new online judicial records system in Maine. Under a proposal being considered by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, all other members of the public would only be able to obtain these […]

NEFAC Co-Sponsors Panel Discussion on Covering Sexual Assaults; Open to Public, Free to Attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is co-sponsoring a panel discussion for journalists on how to best cover cases of sexual assaults. The program is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 522. Attendance is free but registration is required. The discussion follows […]

Your Contributions Doubled – Today Only!

  Help Us Meet Our Donation Match Challenge $6,500. That’s how much we need to raise today. Due to the generosity of several members of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, every donation made today will be matched up to $6,500. This is a special opportunity for supporters of the First Amendment and the public’s right to know […]

Jane Mayer, Investigative Journalist for New Yorker, to Receive Annual Hamblett First Amendment Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Jane Mayer, an investigative journalist at The New Yorker who began her career in Vermont, will receive the New England First Amendment Coalition‘s 2018 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award. The award is given each year to an individual who has promoted, defended or advocated for the First Amendment throughout […]

Happy Thanksgiving from NEFAC

Dear Friend of the First Amendment, On behalf of the New England First Amendment Coalition, have a very happy Thanksgiving.  We are so grateful for all your support this year. You have helped strengthen journalism in New England and protect all of our First Amendment freedoms. Thank you for all you do. Sincerely, Justin Silverman Executive […]