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Liberty Bell Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Officials Sued for Ban on Audio Recording in Bail Hearings

A Philadelphia-based nonprofit and an independent journalist have sued officials in Pennsylvania’s First Judicial District for banning audio recording in […]

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South Carolina Supreme Court Overturns Order That Barred Disclosure of Police Body-Camera Footage

Breaking News Update South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty vacated the order that would have prohibited lawyers from […]

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Judge Issues Protective Order for LA Times Reporters in Ongoing Lawsuit Against LA County

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that journalists at the Los Angeles Times do not have to disclose the […]

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“First Amendment Auditors” Sue Boulder Police Department For Violating Their First Amendment Rights

  For an in depth examination of First Amendment Auditors and the right to film in public, click on the […]

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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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