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Reporters Committee attorneys pursue impact and needs-based litigation in state and federal courts, in addition to filing a number of important amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs in legal matters affecting the newsgathering and publication rights of journalists. In addition to these in-court efforts, RCFP attorneys continue to provide pre-publication legal services to freelance and independent journalists, including independent documentary filmmakers.

We continue to look for opportunities to bring strategic, impact litigation for the benefit of the news media while, at the same time, ensuring that individual journalists in need of legal defense help have representation.

You can also read about the Reporters Committee litigation priorities.