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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 […]

NEFAC, Media Organizations Argue for Mass. ‘Fair Report’ Privilege Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and several media organizations recently filed an amicus brief arguing for protections under the Massachusetts ‘fair report’ privilege. The privilege allows news organizations to fairly and accurately report certain types of official or government action without being liable for […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Fitchburg Public 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street in Fitchburg, Mass. This event is free and open to […]

NEFAC Hails Vermont Supreme Court Ruling a ‘Major Win for Transparency’

Today’s Decision Follows Amicus Brief Filed By NEFAC and Vermont Media Organizations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition applauds a Vermont Supreme Court ruling released today that prevents citizens from being charged to inspect public records. “This is a major win for transparency in Vermont,” […]