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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 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 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 […]

NEFAC, Student Press Law Center Call on Schools to Protect Speech, Press Rights

Groups Partnering to Provide Resources to Students Returning to School, Facing Censorship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Student Press Law Center are calling on public school administrators across the region to protect the speech and press rights of students as they return […]

NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for 10th 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 the incoming class of fellows for its 2020 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its tenth year, the institute provides support and training for New England journalists to give them the tools they need […]