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Press Access

Miami Herald Reporter Excluded From COVID-19 Press Briefing

Mary Ellen Klas, the bureau chief for the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau, was instead told she could watch the press conference from a live stream video feed, effectively preventing her from asking officials any questions.

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Amr Alfiky

New York Police Arrest Journalist While Recording Another Man’s Arrest

“I am a journalist! I am a journalist” the video shows Alfiky yelling. Alfiky also offered to show his press pass and insisted that he did not refuse their orders.

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Senate Imposes Unusually Strict Rules for Journalists Ahead of Impeachment Trial

A letter sent to Senate leadership on Tuesday said the restrctions "exceeded those put in place during the State of the Union, Inauguration Day, or even during the Clinton impeachment trial 20 years ago."

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Dallas Transit Agency to Pay $345,000 to Settle Police Recording Lawsuit

On November 11, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and freelance journalist Avi Adelman reached a settlement after a DART police officer illegally arrested Adelman and then lied about the circumstances of the arrest. 

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham

Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore Brian Karem’s Press Credentials

"...The present record indicates that Grisham failed to provide fair notice of the fact that a hard pass could be suspended under these circumstances," U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote in his opinion.

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Conservative Think Tank Sues Wisconsin Governor For Denying Access To Press Briefings

Democratic Governor Tony Evers is being sued in federal court by MacIver Institute of Public Policy, a conservative think tank, […]

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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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Migrant children at Mexican border

FOIA Suit Filed Over Secret Government Database

An NBC affiliate in San Diego and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a suit under the […]

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