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News/Media Alliance Joins Brief Arguing Against Unconstitutional Prior Restraint
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News/Media Alliance Joins Brief Arguing Against Unconstitutional Prior Restraint

On March 6, 2024, the Alliance joined a brief in Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) v. U.S. Park Police filed in the United States Court ... Read More
The State of FOIA 2024
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The State of FOIA 2024

Every year, we celebrate Sunshine Week to honor the work of the journalists and private citizens who are utilizing the Freedom of Information Act to ... Read More
Journalists’ Rights Still Hang in the Balance as We Observe Another Sunshine in Government Week
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Journalists’ Rights Still Hang in the Balance as We Observe Another Sunshine in Government Week

This Sunshine in Government Week, journalists’ rights still hang in the balance. The News/Media Alliance continues to support journalist efforts to increase government transparency and ... Read More
Alliance Joins Brief Arguing for Disclosure of Public Records in Virginia Zoning Case
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Alliance Joins Brief Arguing for Disclosure of Public Records in Virginia Zoning Case

On September 7, the Alliance joined a brief in Citizens for Fauquier County v. Town of Warrenton, filed in the Virginia Court of Appeals ... Read More
Alliance Joins Brief Arguing Outdated Technology Not an Excuse to Avoid Disclosure Requirements
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Alliance Joins Brief Arguing Outdated Technology Not an Excuse to Avoid Disclosure Requirements

On July 27th, the Alliance joined a brief in Edgar County Watchdogs v. The Will County Sheriff’s Office, filed in the Supreme Court of Illinois ... Read More
The State of FOIA 2023
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The State of FOIA 2023

Every year, we celebrate Sunshine Week to honor the work of the journalists and private citizens who are utilizing the Freedom of Information Act to ... Read More
Alliance Supports Government Transparency Under FOIA
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Alliance Supports Government Transparency Under FOIA

On August 26, the Alliance signed on to the Reporters Committee amicus brief advocating for increased government transparency and disclosure requirements under FOIA ... Read More
DOJ Secretly Subpoenaed Journalist
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DOJ Secretly Subpoenaed Journalist

On May 14, a FOIA request revealed that the DOJ secretly subpoenaed a Guardian journalist’s phone records as part of a leak investigation, initiated by ... Read More
FOIA Lawsuit Against DC Police Moves Forward
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FOIA Lawsuit Against DC Police Moves Forward

On May 2, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion denying the DC Police department’s Motion to Dismiss and allowing ... Read More
Senate Holds FOIA Hearing
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Senate Holds FOIA Hearing

On March 29, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to improve transparency in ... Read More
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News/Media Alliance Calls on FTC, DOJ to Investigate Google’s Misappropriation of Digital News Publishing, Stop Expansion of Generative AI Overviews Offering - Read more