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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 Condemns Sheriff Retaliating Against Journalists

On April 28, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee condemning a Los Angeles Sheriff for threatening a journalist ... Read More
Alliance Supports Open Judicial Records
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Alliance Supports Open Judicial Records

On April 27, the Alliance joined a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court that advocates for changes to a proposed rule about sealing judicial records ... Read More
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European Anti-SLAPP Law Proposed

On April 27, the European Commission released its proposed Directive on anti-SLAPP law. Anti-SLAPP laws seek to prevent entities from filing costly and frivolous lawsuits called SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) suits that seek to punish protected speech it disagrees with ... Read More
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Alliance Supports Strong New York Anti-SLAPP Law

On April 1, the Alliance signed on to an amicus brief in Kurland v. Glassdoor, filed in the appellate division of the New York Supreme Court. Kurland filed a lawsuit against Glassdoor for defamation after a former employee left an anonymous bad review of Kurland on Glassdoor’s website. The lower ... Read More
Alliance Applauds Kentucky Passing Strong Anti-SLAPP Law
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Alliance Applauds Kentucky Passing Strong Anti-SLAPP Law

On April 20, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed the recently passed HB 222 into law. HB 222 is an anti-SLAPP law based on the Uniform Law Commission’s model anti-SLAPP law—the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—and includes strong procedural safeguards for news publishers and citizens. The Alliance applauds the Kentucky ... Read More
Statement: House Judiciary Committee Holds Markup of PRESS Act
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Statement: House Judiciary Committee Holds Markup of PRESS Act

The Alliance applauds the House Judiciary Committee on the markup of the bi-partisan Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act, or the “PRESS Act,” which would establish reasonable ground rules for when the government can obtain confidential source information from the media and their third-party service providers ... Read More
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