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Statement: House Passes PRESS Act
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Statement: House Passes PRESS Act

The News/Media Alliance applauds the House of Representatives for suspending the rules and passing H.R. 4330—the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (PRESS Act) ... Read More
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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
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Alliance Supports Access to Vermont Court Records

On July 12, the Alliance joined an amicus brief by the Reporters Committee arguing for access to court records ... 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 ... Read More
Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill
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Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill

PACER is the electronic service that provides access to court records. These records are pivotal for journalists providing accurate and quality news; they provide original, ... 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
Nicaraguan Police Arrest Journalist
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Nicaraguan Police Arrest Journalist

On August 14, Nicaraguan officials arrested the manager of La Presna—a newspaper that was critical of the Nicaraguan government, calling the president a “dictator” among ... 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
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
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News/Media Alliance Applauds Senate Markup of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), Calls on House to Mark-Up Bill Next Week - Read more