SABEW First Amendment Initiative

SABEW has launched an important initiative through our First Amendment Committee. Our goal is to accomplish several things:

  1.  Advocate for SABEW members and for the press (broadly defined). Too often, journalists are experiencing serious risks and threats, both externally and internally. The threats include verbal attacks and reduced access from government, violence abroad and continued disruption of news media business models.
  2.  Explore training and events related to press freedom, transparency and access to data.
  3.  Release public statements when appropriate.

Recent Public Statements

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SABEW celebrates successful asylum appeal for Mexican journalist after 15 years

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SABEW celebrates Labor Day with call to protect economic data


SABEW denounces police raid on Marion County Record

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SABEW renews its call for the immediate release of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich

Information Data Integrity

SABEW celebrates 4th of July and the public’s right to fact-based, independent data

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SABEW recognizes the challenges facing LGBTQ+ journalists

Recent Public Statements, continued




Read First Amendment release archives from 2017-2021.

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