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What’s worse than NYPD press credentialing? An unfair mayor’s office process

New York City Hall is out of line in demanding information about the criminal backgrounds and open cases of journalists applying for press credentials.

Fair use win in screenshot case is a victory for media reporting

In an important ruling for the press’s ability to report freely on the work of other outlets, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that including a screenshot in an article commenting on another article's reporting is not copyright infringement. This is welcome news in an age where copyright can be used to restrict what newspapers can and can’t say about each other.

Senate FOIA hearing brings hard questions for government witnesses

Lawmakers called for modernization and an answer to a “basic question about how FOIA is operating in the context of new technology.”

How independent and international news orgs are circumventing censorship in Russia

Russia has cracked down extensively on independent reporting within its borders since it invaded Ukraine last month, leading many outlets to cease publishing or pull editorial staff from the country entirely. Still, international and independent news outlets that would face official censorship within Russia are finding ways to distribute uncensored news to avid readers.

Supreme Court entrenches ‘state secrets’ privilege, dealing a blow to accountability

The Supreme Court upheld and potentially expanded its pernicious “state secrets” privilege in two opinions late last week relating to expansive government surveillance and anti-terrorism programs.

Appeals court says that Nixon’s attempt to prosecute Pentagon Papers reporter must stay secret — 50 years later

The Nixon admin tried to prosecute the New York Times under the same statute the Justice Department is going after Julian Assange today.

Protect the brave journalists covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

One journalist has reportedly already been killed in Ukraine. Others have been shot. And Russia is already cracking down on reporters at home.

Arizona moves to restrict recordings of police with unconstitutional proposal

A misguided Arizona bill would make it illegal to take photos or video of the police in certain circumstances, running directly against long-established constitutional protections for such recordings. Freedom of the Press Foundation has joined a coalition of two dozen media and press freedom groups opposing the proposal.

Palin’s push into press freedom precedent

The case Sarah Palin lost against The New York Times this week was the first libel claim to even go to trial against the paper in nearly two decades. That these cases are so rare reflects a critically important precedent in American law — one established by the Times itself. And though it's a cornerstone of press freedom, it's increasingly under attack.