The legislation affirms the right of individuals to record law enforcement activity, and to keep their recordings. The law goes into effect in 30 days.
Although it is common for courtrooms in the United States to limit the use of cameras and recording equipment during criminal proceedings, the Maryland statute is peculiar in that it applies even to audio recordings produced by the courts and available for public use.
Local officials in Florida experiment with digital technologies to ensure public access after the governor suspends law requiring in-person meetings.
The officials, who wished to remain anonymous, told Reuters that documented exchanges between health officials about “the scope of infections, quarantines and travel restrictions” have been removed from public record and placed in a “high-security meeting room” at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
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President Trump declared in a tweet that he has told White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop holding […]
The Washington Post reports that senior White House staffers in President Trump's administration were asked to sign long-term nondisclosure agreements which would prevent them from revealing confidential information. These agreements extended beyond the normal confidentiality obligations around classified information or attorney-client privilege and included fines if they were broken.
Though the White House has denied "media gags" at agencies from the EPA to the National Park Service, the chill continues to be felt by reporters covering the current Administration. The latest: higher ups at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appear to have reduced reporter access according to a recently released email obtained by Axios.