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...
07/13/2016
A week after the Freedom of Information Act’s 50th anniversary, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing that addressed next steps for improving and enforcing the law. The July 12 hearing also celebrated the passage of the FOIA...
07/12/2016
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will again run dedicated hotlines offering free legal aid to journalists who may face arrest, detention or other official obstacles while covering the Republican and Democratic political conventions,...
07/11/2016
(Updated to include all Executive Committee elections.) David Boardman, dean of the Temple University School of Media and Communication, was elected chair of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press by members of the organization's...
07/07/2016
Following almost two weeks of pressure from free speech groups and press coverage, a Georgia district attorney moved to drop felony charges against a newspaper publisher and his attorney earlier today.