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NEFAC, Media Organizations Continue to Battle Federal ‘Censorship By PIO’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and 26 journalism and open government groups sent a letter today to every member of Congress calling for support of unimpeded communication with journalists for all federal employees. “It is essential to public welfare and democracy that this issue […]

NEFAC Continues to Call for Increased Transparency From Privately Managed Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently joined a group of media organizations and open government advocates to renew its call for more accountability at privately-managed prisons. The coalition supports reintroducing the Private Prison Information Act which would apply the federal Freedom of Information Act […]

NEFAC Seeks Nominations for Annual Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award; Deadline January 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. The award is given to an individual from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of its community or […]

NEFAC, Media Groups Argue for Right to Secretly Record Public Activity of Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued for the right to secretly record the public activities of government officials, including police officers. In an Oct. 4 amicus brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, NEFAC and other media organizations explained […]

NEFAC, Media Organizations Demand Same-Day Access to U.S. Supreme Court Audio Recordings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition joined a group of media organizations today to demand quicker access to the audio recordings of oral arguments in several upcoming U.S. Supreme Court hearings. The court is scheduled to soon hear three cases addressing nondiscrimination under Title VII […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Providence Community Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Providence Community Library, Olneyville Branch, 1 Olneyville Square in Providence, R.I. This event is free and […]

NEFAC Argues for Timely Release of Arrest Reports in Vermont, Testifies Before Panel of State Lawmakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently testified before a joint panel of Vermont Senate and House lawmakers about the public interest in promptly released information on persons arrested. The lawmakers called on representatives from state and local law enforcement and the media to provide […]

NEFAC to Discuss Future of Print Journalism at Leominster Public Library on October 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion about the future of print journalism from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street in Leominster, Mass. The event is part of NEFAC’s Featured Speaker Program. It […]