Press Access

Knight Institute Sues Intelligence Agencies Over Release Of Records on Khashoggi Killing

The Knight First Amendment Institute is suing U.S. intelligence agencies to learn if they complied with a "duty to warn" journalist Jamal Khashoggi about threats to his life. When an intelligence agency becomes aware of a threat of kidnapping or murder, it is obligated to inform the intended victim, and document and maintain records of its actions.

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White House Restores Acosta’s Press Pass, Announces New Rules in Press Room

Following a two-week long legal battle over CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House access that played out on the national stage, the White House has reinstated his press credentials that were suspended earlier this month. But will a new set of rules and more strain on the relationship between the president and the press have a chilling effect on press freedom?

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First Amendment Coalition Sues DOJ Over Seizure Of Reporter’s Records

The First Amendment Coalition filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court in San Francisco alleging that the DOJ violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by failing to provide the documents related to the secret collection of a journalist's phone and email records. 

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Death Penalty Reporter’s Case For Access Can Move Forward

Buzzfeed News investigative reporter Chris McDaniel can move forward with his lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections to be […]

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State of the First Amendment Scores a B-

Every quarter the Newseum Institute produces a “report card” on how the current administration is faring on the five freedoms: […]

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BuzzFeed News Demands Access To Texas Detention Facility On First Amendment Grounds

BuzzFeed News sent a letter sent to the Chief Counsel of U.S. Customs and Border Protection requesting access to a […]

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Newspaper Challenging RI Judge In Federal Court For Banning Juror Contact

The Providence Journal is moving a First Amendment complaint against a Superior Court judge to federal court for declaring a […]

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Journalist Cleared of Criminal Trespass Charges

Following a one-day trial, North Dakota Judge Thomas Schneider ruled that journalist Jenni Monet complied with law enforcement orders while […]

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