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Raid on SF journalist criticized as trampling First Amendment

Raid on SF journalist criticized as trampling First Amendment

This article was previously posted on the Bay City Beacon website. This union has called for a probe into these police activities. San Francisco police on Tuesday allowed freelance video journalist Bryan Carmody to retrieve equipment and materials that officers seized from his home and office on May 10th, but the legal and political furor […]

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Shield Law Workshop June 2: California

Shield Law Workshop June 2: California

Join the First Amendment Coalition and SPJ NorCal for a virtual workshop on shield law protections. Learn what California and federal laws cover and what happens when the government or a private citizen uses the courts to try and unmask a confidential source or force the disclosure of unpublished newsgathering materials. Guest speakers will include […]

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Guild joins protest as SF mayor acts to diminish City Hall transparency

Guild joins protest as SF mayor acts to diminish City Hall transparency

The Guild and several other open-government advocacy organizations are urging San Francisco Mayor London Breed to rescind a March 23 declaration indefinitely suspending certain parts of the city’s Sunshine Ordinance. Breed is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to withhold City Hall records from journalists and other members of the public. “While some changes […]

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COVID-19 Member Resources: Hawaii

COVID-19 Member Resources: Hawaii

Menu (click to scroll) Unemployment Insurance Temporary Disability Insurance Workers Compensation Additional Resources UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Use When: You’ve lost your job or had hours reduced. General Eligibility You must be either totally unemployed, or working less than your normal hours and earning less than your weekly benefit amount. You may be disqualified for eligibility for […]

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March 3rd Oral Arguments on FOI Case, NLG Bay Area Chapter vs. the City of Hayward

March 3rd Oral Arguments on FOI Case, NLG Bay Area Chapter vs. the City of Hayward

Guild Sisters and Brothers, The following is from Christine Peek, the attorney representing the National Lawyers Guild’s Bay Area chapter vs. the City of Hayward in a FOI-related matter that the Guild and SPJ NorCal joined, siding with the NLG, as amici. Please note: The California Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments Tuesday, March […]

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FAC Launches In-Depth FOI Training Sessions for Journalists

The First Amendment Coalition is proud to announce the launch of a series of Freedom of Information Boot Camps for journalists interested in using the California Public Record Act and other laws to shed light on government agencies across the state.  Led by FAC attorneys, these sessions will provide journalists tools to improve their reporting, whether daily […]

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