Aug. 9, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and three dozen other organizations in signing a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the dramatic expansion of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, one of the few laws that criminalizes the publication of truthful information about government activities. The bill expanding the law was recently rushed through Congress without meaningful debate, the letter said. Continue reading “Guild joins groups opposing expansion of Intelligence Identities Act”
Aug. 7, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and two dozen other organizations filing a “friend of the court” brief in the case of Amadis v. Department of State, a federal Freedom of Information Act case on appeal to the DC Circuit. The case presents the first opportunity for the DC Circuit to address FOIA’s new “foreseeable harm” standard, which was added as part of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Continue reading “Guild joins press freedom groups in FOIA brief”
This article first appeared on June 3, 2019, on DFMworkers.org.
By Julie Reynolds
June 4, 2019 – Legislative efforts to save local news continue in Washington after New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s failed takeover of the Gannett newspaper chain.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has vowed to “continue watching Alden closely.” Continue reading “Congress Dives Into Local News Crisis”
May 2, 2019 – On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA will warn of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States and urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund.
Alden, reviled as a “destroyer of newspapers,” owns Digital First Media, the second largest U.S. chain by circulation. Alden is backing a slate of three “hopelessly conflicted” candidates running for Gannett’s board at the company’s May 16 shareholder meeting. Continue reading “On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild warns of danger to local news; Urges shareholders to reject Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett”
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World Press Freedom Day
WASHINGTON, DC – On World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA – warning of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States – will urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund. Continue reading “On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild urges rejection of Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett”
April 29, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 31 other media organizations in filing an amicus brief in Gubarev v. BuzzFeed, a defamation action before the 11th Circuit.
The case arises from a January 2017 BuzzFeed article that published the “Trump-Russia dossier,” also known as the “Steele dossier.” Continue reading “NewsGuild joins press freedom groups in ‘friend of the court’ brief”
Feb. 1, 2019 – Reports and resolutions that were presented and adopted at The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference, Jan. 25-27, are now available. Continue reading “Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted”
For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018
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Washington, DC – Unions representing 30,000 reporters, photographers, and broadcast employees are praising a bill filed in the Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Friday that would make it a federal crime to assault a journalist. A similar bill was introduced in the House by Rep. Eric Swalwell of California in February. Continue reading “NewsGuild-CWA, NABET-CWA Support Journalist Protection Act Introduced in Senate”
May 24, 2018 – Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez has won a new hearing on his request for asylum in the U.S., press freedom organizations have reported. The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ordered the new hearing, saying a judge must to consider additional evidence supporting the request. The Department of Homeland Security opposed Gutiérrez’s appeal. Continue reading “Emilio Gutierrez Wins New Hearing on Request for Asylum”
April 10, 2018 – Spanish-language journalist Manuel Duran was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, while covering an immigration protest.
And although the charges were dropped in court proceedings two days later, he now faces deportation. That’s because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were waiting in court to take him into custody. Continue reading “Guild Seeks Freedom for Journalist Manuel Duran”