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...

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...

Protect journalists with the same laws that protect us all

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....

229 years ago, America became . . . America

Today marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified...
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Defending all of us by defending a free press

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

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...

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...

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...
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Hannity Hassle: Let’s apply ‘Five Ws and How’

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org, or follow him...

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...