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NEFAC, Maine Open Government Groups Call for Detailed COVID-19 Information

Maine ‘Out of Step’ with Other New England States By Withholding Town-By-Town Case Data FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition and several open government advocates recently called for the release of more specific COVID-19 case data in Maine. Releasing the information, they said, is in […]

NEFAC Bringing First Amendment Experts and Journalists into Virtual Classrooms

Free Online Presentations on Civics, Journalism and Media Law Available for Students of All Ages FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is providing educators throughout the region with expert speakers for an increasing number of virtual classes being taught during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition […]

NEFAC, Loeb School Offering Free Classes About First Amendment, Open Government

Online Courses to Explore Value of Constitutional Freedoms and Transparency During Health Crisis 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 are offering two free online classes about the First Amendment and the public’s right to know about government […]

NEFAC Sponsors Free Media Hotline for Journalists Covering COVID-19 Pandemic

Law Firm Prince Lobel Tye Providing Pro Bono Help with Government Access Challenges New England Journalists: Direct All Inquiries to ACCESS@PrinceLobel.com or Call 1.888.428.7490 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is supporting a free legal hotline open to all news media in the region — […]

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 […]