02/25/2015
Media organizations are fighting to overturn a gag order and sealing order entered in connection with the criminal trial of Donald Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. The matter is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
02/13/2015
The makers of Citizenfour, the Oscar-nominated documentary film about Edward Snowden, have moved to dismiss a federal civil lawsuit that alleges they aided and abetted the “illegal and morally wrongful acts” of Snowden.
02/12/2015
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has sent a letter to the Virginia House of Delegates urging them to reject Senate Bill 1393, which would exempt crucial information on the drugs used in executions, as well as the pharmacies that...
02/05/2015
The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are pleased to announce the 10th annual Sunshine Week initiative, March 15-21. Special projects and events are already planned around the nation to mark a...
01/30/2015
Issues of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act received some attention during Loretta Lynch's eight-hour confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Lynch said she will work with Congress to improve public access to open records, and described...