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NEFAC Calls on R.I. Governor to Resume Full Press Briefings and Direct Questioning

Governor Raimondo’s Avoidance of Journalists Deprives Public and ‘Shakes Confidence’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is calling on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full press briefings and allow direct questioning from journalists. The governor has not made herself available for questioning from […]

NEFAC Launches Monthly Journalism, First Amendment Training Program

’30 Minute Skills’ to Feature Practical Lessons Taught By Expert Reporters, Attorneys and Academics FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is launching a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The goal of the program — called “30 Minute […]

CNN’s John King | Join Us on December 14

EXCLUSIVELY FOR NEFAC MEMBERS The New England First Amendment Coalition presents a conversation with CNN Anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King at 7 p.m. on December 14. Please note: This online presentation is available at no cost exclusively to those in NEFAC’s Sustaining Membership program. Members can register for the event here. If you’re […]

NEFAC to Present Media Literacy, Journalism Classes at Regional Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will be sponsoring two presentations during the upcoming 2020 Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference. The November 6-7 online conference will bring together educators, researchers, librarians, activists and local journalists, among others, to share strategies on improving media literacy and […]

NEFAC, Providence Community Library to Present Discussion on Hate Speech in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and Providence Community Library, Olneyville Branch, will present an panel discussion on hate speech and the First Amendment. The online presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 and feature local perspectives on offensive speech […]

NEFAC’s Emily Sweeney of The Boston Globe to Discuss Disinformation, Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Emily Sweeney, a reporter for The Boston Globe and a member of the New England First Amendment Coalition Board of Directors, will discuss media literacy and the upcoming elections during a free online presentation later this month. Sweeney will be speaking as part of NEFAC’s […]

NEFAC Trains Burlington City Council on Open Meeting Law Following Complaint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently trained the Burlington (Vt.) City Council on the state’s Open Meeting Law, emphasizing the need for transparency within municipal government. “What we always encourage — whether it’s a question under the Open Meeting Law or the Public Records […]

NEFAC Executive Director to Moderate Discussion on COVID-19, Accessing Public Health Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Justin Silverman, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, will lead a discussion today on the challenges facing open government during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation is part of the 2020 National Freedom of Information FOI Summit. More information about the FOI […]

Special Opportunity for All NEFAI Former Fellows: Become a NEFAC Sustaining Member and Attend Institute Sessions and Discussions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce that all former fellows of its annual New England First Amendment Institute — who are also sustaining members of the coalition — are invited to join select sessions of this year’s program. Please register by […]