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Defending all of us by Defending a Free Press

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We should all be concerned when journalists are prevented from representing us when and where news occurs.
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First Amendment Center Files First Amicus Brief in Case on Media Access to Public Records

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The amicus brief was written in support of several Washington news media organizations and emphasizes the value to the public of the types of records they have requested.
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Losing our Core Freedoms by Not Knowing We Have Them

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In 2019, widespread ignorance of our core freedoms and how our government functions is just plain dangerous.
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Existing Libel Laws Protect the Right to Speak Freely – For All of Us

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Make no mistake: The impact of chilling or weakening the Times legal protections will reach into every home, every cellphone and every social media post.
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Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever

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We take note of the great work being done by journalists who happen to be students as we recognize the 50th anniversary of a major student-First Amendment decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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What The Future Holds for Free Speech, Free Press

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A public discussion on the state of free speech and a free press will be held at the John Seigenthaler Center, on the Vanderbilt University campus, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Protect journalists with the same laws that protect all of us

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It’s a common misconception that journalists enjoy greater freedoms than their fellow citizens. They don’t — they have the same rights as everyone else. The Journalist Protection Act would change that.
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For source of fake reporter ‘robocall,’ look under a rock

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The fake robocall was a disgusting attempt to discredit reporters investigating the sexual misconduct allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore.
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‘A journalist by any other name’ … should just report

Donald Trump is mad at the press

Donald Trump is mad at the press. Many in the press are mad at Donald Trump. And much of the public apparently is mad at both.
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Freedom: From dream to reality, facing a tough path

Freedom certainly is the stuff of life for a democracy. For each of us living in the United States, it means freedom “from” — from fear, from harassment, imprisonment or worse, simply for holding unpopular views.
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