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Free Press

The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open government, as reporters continue to serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public.  Lawmakers must recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the fundamental right of free speech and freedom of the press.

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Recording Now Available! Facebook Live Event: Freedom of the Press and our Path Forward
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Recording Now Available! Facebook Live Event: Freedom of the Press and our Path Forward

Recording now available! - Hosted by Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, a panel will discuss the importance of protecting press freedom, the recent uptick in violence against journalists in the U.S., and our path forward.  ... Read More
CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa
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CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa

Today’s guilty verdict of Filpino journalist Maria Ressa is a terrible setback in the ongoing quest to protect and preserve press freedom around the world ... Read More
Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists
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Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists

We applaud Reps. Scanlon and Schiff for recognizing and reaffirming journalists’ Constitutional rights and calling for the protection of these journalists, who are risking their lives to bring critical news and information to the public ... Read More
Joint Statement: Journalists Are Risking Their Lives to Report on the Protests and Their Safety Must Be Ensured
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Joint Statement: Journalists Are Risking Their Lives to Report on the Protests and Their Safety Must Be Ensured

The last several days, journalists have been risking their lives to report on the ground at the scenes of protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. These journalists are serving a critical role in providing information the public needs to know in order to stay ... Read More
Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention
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Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention

As the presidential campaign season moves into high gear, press organizations are working to train journalists so they know their rights. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Press Photographers Association are providing training sessions at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention ... Read More
RCFP, 57 Media Groups Object to Restrictions on Press During Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial
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RCFP, 57 Media Groups Object to Restrictions on Press During Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the 57 undersigned media organizations write in opposition to restrictions on the press during the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump ... Read More
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