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The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open government. Reporters serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public and provide exceptional content that meets the highest journalistic standards. 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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New ICE Policy on Compulsory Investigative Tools
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New ICE Policy on Compulsory Investigative Tools

On June 13, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) released a new policy about the use of compulsory investigative tools to obtain information or records from members of the news media. The policy sets limits on when ICE can use investigative tools like administrative or judicial subpoenas to obtain ... Read More
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UK Ministry of Justice Proposes Anti-SLAPP Reforms

On July 20, the UK Ministry of Justice issued a Government Response to the Call for Evidence about SLAPP legislation. The Ministry is “moving decisively to stamp out SLAPPs” by creating reforms ... Read More
Alliance Applauds Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Protecting Journalists Through Recent Legislation
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Alliance Applauds Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Protecting Journalists Through Recent Legislation

On July 14, the House voted in favor of an amendment protecting journalists’ operations in Russia. The recent 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) incorporated the Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act, which ensures that American taxpayers don’t support Russia’s war against Ukraine ... Read More
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Alliance Applauds Schiff Amendment Protecting Journalists

On July 13, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced an amendment to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act that includes pivotal protections for journalists ... Read More
Tenth Circuit Finds Constitutional Right to Record Police
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Tenth Circuit Finds Constitutional Right to Record Police

On July 11, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held there is a clearly established First Amendment right to record law enforcement officers performing their official duties ... Read More
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Alliance Opposes Bill Restricting Journalists’ Right of Access

On July 5, the Alliance joined a letter by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) asking Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey to veto HB 2319—a recently passed Bill that makes it illegal to film a law enforcement officer within eight feet of the officer without permission ... Read More
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