The letter urges the mayor, police commissioner to implement measures to protect reporters covering protests.
Reporters Committee#ICYMI: @rcfp sent a letter to @NYCMayor + @NYPDShea calling for an immediate end to police arrests and attacks on clearly identifiable members of the news media reporting on protests.
122 news media and press freedom organizations joined the letter
A case before the D.C. Circuit represents the court’s first opportunity to interpret a 2016 FOIA amendment intended to curtail agencies’ abuse of the privilege.
Reporters CommitteeNEW: @rcfp takes an in-depth look into FOIA’s “deliberative process” privilege, a provision of the law that federal agencies frequently cite when denying public records requests.
The Reporters Committee’s letter outlines four key recommendations to increase court access in future pandemic response legislation.
Reporters CommitteeAs courts have closed to public access, remote access to oral arguments and similar proceedings is increasingly important.
Congressional funding could ensure that courts can provide live video or live audio access to, for instance, appellate arguments.
COVID-19 resource for journalists and public officials addresses court access, public records, open meetings, and government emergency powers amid pandemic.
Reporters CommitteeOur new resource for journalists and public officials addresses court access, public records, open meetings, and government emergency powers during #COVID19.
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The Open Government Guide is a complete compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline,…
Reporters Committee.@rcfp’s Open Government Guide details the rights of reporters and other citizens to see information and attend meetings of state and local governments. Compare laws state-by-state
Carmody identified himself as a journalist and told FBI agents the raid would be ‘national news,’ according to the report.
Reporters CommitteeBreaking: In response to a #FOIA lawsuit, documents @rcfp received confirm the FBI’s presence during the raid and show that @bryanccarmody told FBI agents he was a journalist during about 10 minutes of questioning.
University of Illinois decision prevents NPR Illinois journalists from using confidential sources.
Reporters CommitteeIn a letter to the University of Illinois, @rcfp attorneys argue that the school’s decision to require @nprillinois journalists to report sex misconduct allegations to school officials “undermines both freedom of the press and campus safety.”
CBP's watchlist of journalists covering migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is an eerie echo of secret domestic surveillance in decades past.
Reporters CommitteeU.S. Customs & Border Protection confirmed it made a watch list and dossiers with the Mexican government and more to get information on journalists, & others covering migrant arrivals to the U.S. border.
@rcfp's Linda Moon breaks down the implications
A Washington County judge ordered a journalist not to publish confidential settlement he found mistakenly filed in open court records.
Reporters CommitteeA Pennsylvania judge has issued a prior restraint order barring reporting on a confidential settlement agreement that a journalist found in publicly accessible court records. A hearing on the order is scheduled for tomorrow.
Reporters CommitteeIn 2018, @uspresstracker documented 122 incidents threatening #pressfreedom in the U.S. — including 35 physical attacks & 11 arrests of journalists. A new @rcfp report released on #WPFD2019 discusses what this means for those working to inform the public.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, NBC 7 San Diego, and its reporter Tom Jones have filed a federal lawsuit against four government agencies for refusing to turn over records about a…
Reporters Committee.@rcfp, @nbcsandiego & @TomJonesNBC have filed a federal lawsuit against 4 government agencies for refusing to turn over records — in violation of #FOIA — about a secret government database tracking journalists covering the U.S./Mexico border
In 2015, Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou uncovered the story that health technology startup Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes were hiding the truth about technolog…
Reporters CommitteeIt’s because of his determination to reveal information to people so that people can then figure out the best way to go about their lives that we’re proud to honor @JohnCarreyrou with a Freedom of the Press Award. #RCFPAwards19
The legal battle over a new California law created to shed light on police-involved shootings and misconduct may unfold before the state’s supreme court. Under SB 1421, which took effect January 1,…
Reporters CommitteeThe legal battle over a new California law — created to shed light on police-involved shootings and misconduct — may unfold before the state's supreme court if opponents continue fighting against the retroactive release of police records.
Q&A: What the Reporters Committee’s recent FOIA win means for the public and journalists The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled the Federal Bureau of Investigation must …
Reporters Committee.@rcfp litigation fellow Jen Nelson discusses the events that led @rcfp to bring this lawsuit, the importance of the D.C. District Court’s ruling and the negative impact that the FBI’s practice of impersonating journalists has on newsgathering
Reporters Committee#FOIA WIN: The U.S. District Court for D.C. ruled the FBI must search for & produce records related to the agency's impersonation of documentary filmmakers during investigations in response to a request from @rcfp for more information about the practice.