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Barbara Wall to Receive William J. Brennan, Jr. Defense of Freedom Award
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Barbara Wall to Receive William J. Brennan, Jr. Defense of Freedom Award

The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), at its Annual Dinner on November 10, will present its William J. Brennan, Jr. Defense of Freedom Award to ... Read More
Statement: 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
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Statement: 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

Journalists Maria Ressa, CEO of Philippine digital media outlet Rappler, and Dmitry Muratov, founder and head of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, have been ... Read More
Free Speech Week
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Free Speech Week

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
Senators Urge DOJ to Protect Journalists
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Senators Urge DOJ to Protect Journalists

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today sent a letter to Attorney General ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Introduction of Journalist Protection Act by Representative Swalwell, Senators Blumenthal and Menendez
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Introduction of Journalist Protection Act by Representative Swalwell, Senators Blumenthal and Menendez

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Journalist Protection Act, which would penalize individuals who intentionally harm ... Read More
Statement: Representative Raskin Introduces Federal Shield Bill, the PRESS Act, in the House
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Statement: Representative Raskin Introduces Federal Shield Bill, the PRESS Act, in the House

The News Media Alliance applauds Rep. Jamie Raskin for introducing the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act ... Read More
Statement: Senator Wyden Introduces Federal Shield Bill, the Protect Reporters from Excessive State Suppression (PRESS) Act
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Statement: Senator Wyden Introduces Federal Shield Bill, the Protect Reporters from Excessive State Suppression (PRESS) Act

The News Media Alliance applauds Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for today introducing the Protect Reporters from Excessive State Suppression (PRESS) Act, which establishes reasonable ground ... Read More
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
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