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NEFAC Recommends Police Transparency, Accountability Measures in New Hampshire

Coalition Testifies During State Commission Hearings on Law Enforcement Reform FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently appeared before a New Hampshire state commission to recommend ways to increase transparency within law enforcement agencies. “The sunshine these efforts are headed for certainly show the good […]

NEFAC, Media Groups Argue First Amendment Protections for Journalists at U.S. Borders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently argued that the First Amendment prohibits suspicionless searches of electronic devices at the country’s borders and protects journalists from government surveillance of their laptops and cellphones. In an Aug. 7 amicus brief — drafted by the Knight First […]

Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan to Speak at New England First Amendment Institute

Applications to NEFAC’s 10th Annual Investigative Journalism Program Due Saturday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post and the former public editor of The New York Times, will speak at the 10th annual New England First Amendment Institute. Sullivan, author of Ghosting the News: […]

NEFAC Provides Opening Remarks at Annual R.I. Open Government Summit

Coalition Emphasizes Need for Transparency and Reminds Officials ‘These Are the People’s Records’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition recently helped commence the 22nd annual Open Government Summit in Rhode Island, stressing the need for transparency within all levels of government. The July 31 summit […]

NEFAC Urges Stronger Transparency Requirements in Conn. Police Legislation

Coalition Testimony Outlines Measures Needed to Improve Accountability and Public Oversight FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition sent a letter to Connecticut lawmakers today recommending specific transparency requirements that should be included in recently proposed police accountability legislation. “With those in Connecticut now discussing how […]

Applications for 10th Annual New England First Amendment Institute Now Available

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 22 Exclusive Investigative Reporting Program to Be Offered Online to 25 Journalists; Deadline August 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition will be hosting its 10th annual New England First Amendment Institute as a multi-day online program this fall. The institute […]

NEFAC Strengthens Advocacy with New England Law | Boston Summer Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce Tierney Gilmore, a student at New England Law | Boston, as a summer fellow. Gilmore, a rising second-year law student, will be assisting in a variety of projects and initiatives, including efforts to increase transparency […]

NEFAC Demands More Transparency Among Police in Vermont, Outlines Ways to Increase Public Oversight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org The New England First Amendment Coalition sent a letter today to Vermont representatives demanding more transparency within law enforcement agencies and describing changes that could be made to improve public oversight. “During the last several weeks, the issue of police brutality has risen in our […]