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NEFAC Accepting Nominations for Annual Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2018 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 Argues Against Fla. State Prison Rule, Unreasonable Censorship of Inmate Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition argued against a Florida state prison rule today that allows unreasonable censorship of inmate mail, calling the consequences of the rule “particularly harsh.” NEFAC joined 17 other media and civil liberty advocates in an Oct. 11 amicus brief filed […]

NEFAC Seeking Nominations for Annual Michael Donoghue FOI Award; Deadline January 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2019 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award. The FOI Award is given each year to a New England journalist or team of journalists for a body of work from the previous calendar year that […]

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 […]