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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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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
Congressional Hearing Highlights Importance of National Memorial to Fallen Journalists
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Congressional Hearing Highlights Importance of National Memorial to Fallen Journalists

A national memorial is important for paying tribute to journalists who perished not only while reporting on the front lines of battle, but those whose lives were lost while simply fulfilling their duty to deliver the news. That was the message delivered at a December 4, 2019, Congressional hearing by ... Read More
Key House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Fallen Journalists Memorial Act
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Key House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands heard testimony today on the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, H.R. 3465. The Act would authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a permanent memorial honoring the sacrifices of journalists who have died while performing their jobs ... Read More
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
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