Free Press

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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Statement: News Media Alliance Supports Australia Right to Know Media Campaign
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Statement: News Media Alliance Supports Australia Right to Know Media Campaign

We strongly support Australia's Right to Know media freedom campaign, set to launch on October 20, which calls for ending the criminalization of journalists working to report the truth and to hold accountable the Australian government and those in positions of power ... Read More
Free Speech Week 2019
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Free Speech Week 2019

Free Speech Week is nonpartisan, non-ideological event designed to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of free speech and a free press in the United States ... Read More
Volunteers Flood Capitol Hill to Help #FreeAustinTice
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Volunteers Flood Capitol Hill to Help #FreeAustinTice

On September 23, free-press advocates from the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Reporters Without Borders, along with more than 100 volunteers (including myself), canvassed Capitol Hill to ask legislators to support efforts to free American journalist Austin Tice, who has been held captive in Syria since 2012 ... Read More
News Media Are the First and Most Effective Means for Exercising Our Five First Amendment Freedoms
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News Media Are the First and Most Effective Means for Exercising Our Five First Amendment Freedoms

As we celebrate National Newspaper Week, we are raising awareness about our five First Amendment freedoms, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution — freedom of the press, speech, religion, petition and assembly — and the ways the news media help promote and protect those freedoms. Those five freedoms seem so ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Encourages Memorial Advisory Commission to Recommend Establishment of Fallen Journalists Memorial
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Statement: Alliance Encourages Memorial Advisory Commission to Recommend Establishment of Fallen Journalists Memorial

In preparation for the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission meeting today, the News Media Alliance submitted a written statement to show its support for the establishment of a Fallen Journalists Memorial ... Read More
Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims
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Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

June 28 will always be a hard day for any journalist­ – that was the day, exactly one year ago, that five newsroom staffers were lost to the hands of a gunman who shot his way into The Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, barring a grudge against the local ... Read More
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