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The PRESS Act is Vital to Protect Journalists

In July, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Protect Reporters from Excessive State Suppression (PRESS) Act (S. 2457) and the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act (H.R. 4330), respectively, ...
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Press Statement: Lawmakers Introduce Journalist Protection Act

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to better protect journalists and the free press. The JPA would make it a federal crime to intentionally intimidate or cause ...
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Press Statement: Raskin, Lieu, Yarmuth Introduce Federal Press Shield

Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Ted Lieu (CA-33), and John Yarmuth (KY-03) introduced the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act. The legislation would safeguard a free and independent press by... (Read More) ...
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Washington Post: Senator Wyden Proposes New Shield Law to Protect Journalists’ Phone, Email Records

Sen. Ron Wyden, a longtime critic of government surveillance programs, proposed legislation Monday designed to protect journalists’ data from government subpoenas... (Read More) ...
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Lawmakers Press Justice Department to Stop Taking Reporters’ Phone Records

Washington Post Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting that the Biden administration end the practice of searching journalists’ phone records to try to ...
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Media Coalition Outlines Open Government Recommendations for Biden-Harris Transition Team

News Media for Open Government (NMOG) looks forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration to encourage government transparency and allow news media to keep the public informed. On December 11, 2020, NMOG sent a position paper ...
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