Media Coalition Requests Access to Records During Court-Martial of Bradley Manning

By: Monday March 12, 2012 7:00 pm

A letter by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and co-signed by 46 news media organizations and associations was written to the US Defense Department requesting access to records during the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. Journalists covering the proceedings decided to send [...]

Baltimore Police’s Disregard for the Public’s Right to Record

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 11:31 am

The National Press Photographers’ Association (NPPA) wrote a letter to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) after police interfered with an individual who was trying to record a young man being arrested. The letter notes police interfered with this person less than 24 hours after an order was issued to police directing all personnel to not [...]

The War on Photography: Being Detained for Having a Camera

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 9:31 am

Filming the police is increasingly considered a criminal act in the United States. Law enforcement are increasingly willing to use “suspicious activity reporting” (SAR) programs to abuse power and target those who are lawfully photographing federal buildings or national landmarks. And, more and more often artists and journalists are finding themselves harassed. has posted [...]

Bill Bennett Takes a Stab at Comparing Phone Hacking Scandal & WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 6:30 pm

Former Secretary of Education and CNN contributor William Bennett joins the ranks of those seeking to deflect attention away from the News Corp phone hacking scandal by comparing the scandal to WikiLeaks. He also joins a cadre of people, who are using the scandal to whip up hysteria about the “unethical” conduct of the press [...]

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