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Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves court in Manhattan

Media Organizations Seek Access To Transcript of Closed Weinstein Hearing

Both the prosecution and the defense in Harvey Weinstein's case want a critical hearing set for Friday to take place behind closed doors, citing Weinstein's right to a fair trial. Now, 14 major news organizations are fighting for open access, asking a judge to keep the hearing open to the press and the public.

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Georgia Lawmakers File Worrisome Legislation To Create State Journalism Ethics Board

A group of six Georgia Republican lawmakers introduced an “Ethics in Journalism Act,” a measure that would authorize a “Journalism […]

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Ben Smith, Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News Discusses Free Press Issues

Ben Smith, the Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News, discusses his decision to publish the Steele dossier, a controversial intelligence memo compiled […]

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First Amendment Watch Teacher Guide: Recording Video and Audio of Police Officers

To view this and other teacher guides, please fill out this form. All resources on www.FirstAmendmentWatch.org are free and permitted […]

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The Post

Harvard Historian Seeking To Unseal Documents From Probe Into Pentagon Papers Leak

A history professor and writer is asking a federal judge to unseal the records from proceedings in two Boston grand […]

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New Ground Rules: Judge Strikes Down Wyoming Data Trespass Laws

A federal judge struck down two of Wyoming’s “ag-gag” laws that barred the collection of environmental research data on public […]

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Knight Institute Urges Facebook To Change Policy To Create “Safe Harbor” For Journalists And Researchers

In a letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, The Knight First Amendment Institute┬ácalled on the platform to amend its […]

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Nikolas Cruz

Florida School Board Wants To Hold Newspaper In Contempt For Publishing Parkland Shooter’s Records

A Broward County judge lambasted the Sun Sentinel for publishing disclosed information contained in a redacted report that the paper […]

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