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Legal Defense and FOIA Hotline

By phone: 1-800-336-4243

The Reporters Committee Legal Defense and FOIA Hotline is available to journalists and media lawyers at any time, but non-emergency requests or questions about our services and publications will be answered more promptly during normal office hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern).

By email: hotline -at-

Or use this form.

Student Journalists

Student journalists with questions about scholastic media should contact the Student Press Law Center.

Media Lawyer Volunteers

If you are a media law attorney who would like to help with pro bono representation of journalists, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.