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,...

2020 Just Won’t Go Away When It Comes to First Amendment Issues in 2021

2020 is the challenging year that just won’t go away, however much we wish it would, as many current issues over First...

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...

No apology needed for good journalism – even when you don’t like it

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on...

Google v. Oracle: Tech battle ultimately about free speech

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him...

Our First Amendment rights must survive COVID-19

Can the government override our First Amendment rights with orders such as limits on public assemblies, faith-based gatherings and public protests during...
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Who brings us the news? Men, mostly

Gene Policinski, inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center....
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Montana millionaire charged with journalist assault – and headed for Congress?

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center....

NEFAC, Open Government Groups Caution Against Per Se Exemptions of Personal Data from Public...

The New England First Amendment Coalition and government transparency groups across the country raised concerns today over efforts to redact certain personal information from state public...

NEFAC Provides Expert Speakers for University of Massachusetts Journalism Workshops

The New England First Amendment Coalition is providing workshop instructors to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as part of the group’s First Amendment and the Free Press program. NEFAC launched the...