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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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News Media for Open Government Encourages Congress to Take Actions to Support Journalists, a Free Press and an Open and More Accountable Government
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News Media for Open Government Encourages Congress to Take Actions to Support Journalists, a Free Press and an Open and More Accountable Government

Recent events continue to demonstrate that journalism and journalists are a necessary part of our democracy and critical to a well-functioning government and an informed electorate. There are many challenges for news media and journalists in today’s landscape. As members of the 117th Congress consider solutions to these challenges, the ... Read More
News Media for Open Government Outlines Recommendations for Biden-Harris Transition Team
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News Media for Open Government Outlines Recommendations for Biden-Harris Transition Team

The News Media for Open Government today sent a position paper to President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s transition team, outlining policy objectives that support and strengthen openness in government and the right to a free and independent press ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Resolution to Increase Diversity in American Media
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Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Resolution to Increase Diversity in American Media

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), calling for increased diversity in American media. The News Media Alliance applauds Rep. Demings and her fellow sponsors and co-sponsors, and joins them in their commitment to improving diversity in the media ... Read More
Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom
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Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom

The Alliance joined the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and 36 other media organizations urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to scrap a proposal introduced in September that would restrict visas for foreign journalists working in the United States ... Read More
To Reap the Value of a Free Press, We Must Allow Them to Do Their Jobs
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To Reap the Value of a Free Press, We Must Allow Them to Do Their Jobs

As we head into what is going to be a truly historic election, we must remember the importance of the freedoms granted by the First Amendment and the value of the free press. For many years – but especially in the last four years – journalists in the United States ... Read More
Free Speech Week 2020
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Free Speech Week 2020

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
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