Gene Policinski First Amendment

For our freedoms, is a ‘C+’ grade good enough?

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....

Sunshine Letter Sent to MA Governor’s Council

Honorable Members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, In light of Sunshine Week 2022, we are sending you the attached letter requesting that you maintain the...

We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

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

First Amendment Watch Releases a Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police

New York University First Amendment Watch | June 10, 2020 In response to the nationwide demonstrations against police brutality,...

2022 New England Muzzle Awards: Spotlighting 10 who diminish free speech

A Boston mayor who trampled on a religious group’s right to freedom of expression. A Worcester city manager who trampled on the public’s right...

Recognizing the importance of open government during Sunshine Week March 13-19

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

Floyd protests powered by freedoms of assembly, petition.

Two of our least-known freedoms, petition and assembly, are at the heart of our nation’s most profound changes.Today, those two freedoms are...
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On Campus Speech: Thanks, Mr. President — But No Thanks

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org, or...

Slanderous attack on former NEFAC President by GOP House candidate

Madison Cawthorn, a Republican candidate for the House from North Carolina, created an attack website accusing a journalist of leaving a job...

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...