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NEFAC to Governors: News Organizations Provide Essential Services During Pandemic

NEFAC commends all journalists for the excellent job they are doing given the challenging circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic presents. Our coalition wants to be a resource for you: What specific challenges are you facing and what needs do you currently have? Whether it’s guidance on better work strategies, small grants for unexpected expenses or online […]

NEFAC Demands Transparency, Public Oversight During COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently joined a group of open government advocates to demand transparency and opportunities for public oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups released a statement calling on governments throughout the country to protect the public’s right to know when […]

NEFAC to Present Sunshine Week Discussion on Journalism, Open Government in Medfield

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will present a discussion on journalism and government accountability from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on March 22 at the Medfield Public Library, 468 Main Street in Medfield, Mass. The Sunshine […]

Celebrating Sunshine Week and Your Right to Know at the Loeb School in Manchester, N.H.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications will present “Keeping the Light On: Holding Government Accountable” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 19 at the Loeb School, 749 […]

NEFAC, InDepthNH to Host Sunshine Week Event at Nashua Community College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and InDepthNH will present “How Transparent is New Hampshire Government and Why It Matters” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 10 at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street, Room 150, in Nashua, N.H. The Sunshine Week program […]

NEFAC to Provide Legal Seminar and Interviewing Workshop at Boston Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will provide two sessions at the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association winter convention this week. The convention is Feb. 7-8 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Legal Issues: Libel, Invasion of Privacy and Other Legal Questions February […]

Student Plaintiffs in R.I. Civics Education Case to Receive 2020 Citizenship Award

Providence Public School Students Demanding State Provide Skills Needed to Engage in Political Process FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org A group of Providence students fighting for more civics education in public schools will receive the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. The Citizenship Award is given […]

NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Boylston Public Library

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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 April 22 at Boylston Public Library, 695 Main Street in Boylston, Mass. […]