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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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Alliance Signs Onto Letter Urging Congress to Withdraw Subpoena for Photojournalists’ Records

On December 22, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee to the congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. That congressional committee recently issued a subpoena to photojournalist Amy Harris ... Read More
News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association Agree to Combine Forces on Postal, Public Policy
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News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association Agree to Combine Forces on Postal, Public Policy

The News Media Alliance and National Newspaper Association, both long-standing newspaper advocacy organizations with Washington, D.C., area offices, have created a joint policy group to assist their members in the newspaper industry with postal issues and public policy ... Read More
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Alliance Writes Letter Urging DC Council to Preserve First Amendment Protections

On November 30, the Alliance and seven other national and local associations sent a letter to the DC Council opposing an Amendment to DC’s anti-SLAPP law under consideration. The Attorney General of DC Karl Racine requested an Amendment that the anti-SLAPP motion “shall not apply to any claim for relief ... Read More
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Alliance Joins Brief Arguing for Anti-SLAPP Fee Provision Applicability in Federal Court

On October 26, the Alliance joined a brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit, arguing that California’s anti-SLAPP law should be applied in whole, including the attorneys fees provision. In CoreCivic v. Candide Group, the defendant successfully filed an anti-SLAPP motion, and the district court awarded them attorneys fees. The plaintiff appealed that ... Read More
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Alliance Joins Brief to Protect California Anti-SLAPP Law

On November 3, the Alliance joined a brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit, arguing for robust anti-SLAPP law applicability. In Planet Aid v. Reveal, the plaintiff argued on appeal that California’s anti-SLAPP law should not apply in federal court. The brief, filed by the RCFP, argues that Ninth Circuit precedent requires the ... Read More
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Alliance Joins Brief Arguing Against Warrantless Surveillance

On November 11, the Alliance signed onto a brief, filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that law enforcement should not be permitted to conduct warrantless, long-term camera surveillance. In Tuggle v. United States, law enforcement officers used three cameras attached to utility poles to film Tuggle for over a year, in ... Read More
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