Archive for Advocacy

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
NMOG Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings for Steadfast Work for Open Government
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NMOG Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings for Steadfast Work for Open Government

News Media for Open Government joins those who say goodbye to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD-7) today, while remembering his tireless efforts to improve government ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
Postal Service Announces New Rates
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Postal Service Announces New Rates

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on October 9 filed notice for new postal rates for market-dominant products, which includes Marketing Mail and Periodicals. If approved ... Read More
What You Need to Know about the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule
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What You Need to Know about the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

The News Media Alliance has provided a quick-reference one-pager that summarizes key provisions of the new DOL Overtime rule, as well as relevant FLSA exemptions ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
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