08/10/2016
In response to the disturbing number of clashes and threats of violence against the news media during the presidential primaries, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched a service to track and, when appropriate, respond to...
08/02/2016
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is conducting a survey of journalists and news organizations on a "Release to One, Release to All" policy under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Generally, the policy calls for...
07/28/2016
The Pentagon has updated its Law of War manual to clarify that journalists are generally protected as civilians under international law. The changes, announced last week, came after media groups expressed concern that some language in the original...
07/25/2016
The Chief FOIA Officers Council, charged with addressing the most important difficulties in administering FOIA across government, met for the first time July 22 to begin the process of implementing a “release to one is a release to all”...
07/15/2016
Federal authorities can withhold mug shots from release due to privacy concerns, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday. The court, sitting en banc, overturned its 1996 decision, which held that there was no privacy...