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State of the First Amendment Scores a B-

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: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Thirteen First Amendment experts — academics, lawyers, journalists and activists — from across the political spectrum weigh in. Republished with Permission from Newseum’s First Amendment Center The composite grade point average for the five[Read More…]

Freedom Forum Institute’s 2018 State Of The First Amendment Survey Shows Fake News Is Taking Over the Conversation

Freedom Forum Institute’s 2018 State Of The First Amendment Survey Shows Fake News Is Taking Over the Conversation

2018 STATE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT SURVEY REVEALS AMERICANS CONSIDER FAKE NEWS MORE OBJECTIONABLE THAN HATE SPEECH Republished with Permission from Newseum’s First Amendment Center Every year the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute conducts the State of the First Amendment survey, which examines Americans’ views on freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition, and samples their[Read More…]

State of the First Amendment Under President Trump Scores a C+

State of the First Amendment Under President Trump Scores a C+

Every quarter the Newseum Institute produces a “report card” on how the current administration is faring on the five freedoms: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. 15 First Amendment experts — academics, lawyers, journalists and activists — from across the political spectrum weigh in. Republished with Permission from Newseum’s First Amendment Center The composite grade point average for the five freedoms of[Read More…]

Media Law Resource Center

Media Law Resource Center

MLRC is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues.  These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with[Read More…]

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

“The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker brings together more than two dozen press freedom groups to create a centralized repository for research. The data we gather will help inform advocacy, journalism, and legal action.” Steering Committee Alex Ellerbeck, Senior Americas and U.S. Research Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists (chair) Trevor Timm, Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director[Read More…]

Resources on Libel Law

Resources on Libel Law

Libel Guide from the First Amendment Center Libel & Defamation   Libel Handbook from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Handbook  

First Amendment Links

First Amendment Links

Concurring Opinions : group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. It is run by Concurring Opinions, LLC, a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company. National Constitution Center : established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” First Amendment[Read More…]

Journalist Advocates

Journalist Advocates

ACLU Committee to Protect Journalists Electronic Frontier Foundation: EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. Freedom of the Press Foundation: dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We work to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press[Read More…]