Freedom Forum Turns 30 Years Old On July 4

The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just getting started in its mission of “fostering First...

Perspective: What to know about ‘unpublishing’ policies

Who wouldn’t want to get a “fresh start?” Our life record has always been on display in some fashion...

Open government is key to honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials...

Raising our collective voice during Sunshine Week March 14-20

As journalists, we rely on open government and freedom of information principles to keep the public informed about their government. Too often,...

You Can’t Have Democracy Without A Free Press

There’s a reason we need a free press, despite its faults and foibles: Democracy won’t work without it.

NEFAC Will Honor White House Correspondent at 11th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its 2021 Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award to Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent...

NEFAC Strengthens Advocacy with Additions to Board of Directors

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce two additions to its Board of Directors: Judy Meyer, Executive...

Make Journalism Better By Improving Newsroom Culture

News organizations covering the fury over the deaths of more than 200 Black people at the hands of police in 2020 and COVID-19’s brutal...

NENPA and NEFAC Call on R.I. Governor to Resume Full Press Briefings

The New England First Amendment Coalition is calling on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full press briefings and allow direct questioning from...

The First Amendment Right to Protest Has Limits

We often use our free speech rights at the top of our lungs and in public spaces to protest loudly, proudly and...