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NEFAC, Vermont Press Association Condemn Removal of Student Article at Burlington High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Vermont Press Association today condemned the recent removal of an article written by Burlington High School students and called for additional education for administrators on a new law protecting student journalists and their advisors. As the groups explained […]

Statement on Removal of Student Press Article at Burlington High School

The Vermont Press Association and New England First Amendment Coalition condemns the Burlington School District and its High School administration for ignoring an important Vermont education law enacted to ensure First Amendment protections for journalism students and teacher/advisers. The condemnation comes after BHS Principal Noel Green made an ill-advised demand that an accurate news story […]

NEFAC Argues for More Transparency in Mass. Legislature, Governor’s Office and Judiciary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition testified today in support of expanding the Massachusetts public records law to include the state’s legislature, governor’s office and judiciary. “No matter how strongly the public records statute may be written, it still only covers a small fraction of […]

NEFAC to Present ‘Journalism and the First Amendment’ at Waltham Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion about journalism and the First Amendment on Oct. 16 at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, Mass. The discussion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature several prominent media and […]

NEFAC to Celebrate Constitution Week with Program at Framingham State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org In honor of Constitution Week, the New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion about the First Amendment and freedom of the press on Sept. 19 at Framingham State University, 93 State Street in Framingham, Mass. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. at the […]

NEFAC to Present ‘Journalism and the First Amendment’ at the J.V. Fletcher Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion about journalism and the First Amendment on Oct. 4 at the J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street, Westford, Mass. The discussion will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature several prominent media and […]

NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for Annual New England First Amendment Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce its incoming class of fellows for the 2018 New England First Amendment Institute. This three-day institute is open each year to 25 New England journalists and provides the support and training necessary to become more accomplished […]

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 […]