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 …

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NAFTA hearing airs access issues in trade debate

NAFTA negotiators can establish sanctions against countries that don’t at least try to make it safe for journalists – and other workers – to do their jobs.

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City transparency measure goes to Oakland voters

Thanks partly to the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s efforts, a city charter amendment aimed at improving transparency in local government and politics will go before Oakland voters in November.

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James Madison award winners for sunshine and first amendment work announced by SPJ NorCal chapter

Freelance journalist Richard Knee will receive a Distinguished Service Award for 12 years of service on San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.

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Election Committee certifies results

The Guild’s Local Election Committee has certified the results of last month’s election, finding that there were no procedural or substantive grounds for setting the results aside.

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Rebuilding effort starts with new year

The Unity Slate wins Guild election. Winners were declared at 7:32 am this morning at the Guild office by Local Election Committee members.

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Assembly OKs Guild-backed bill to boost transparency in politics

Guild-supported legislation that would require petitions for state and local initiatives, referenda and recalls to include a list of their top funders is before the state Senate after getting the Assembly’s nod.

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