SABEW’s First Amendment Initiative

SABEW has launched an important initiative.

Under our First Amendment Committee, we’re looking to accomplish several things:

– To 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.

– To explore training and programming opportunities related to press freedom, transparency and access to data.

– To release public statements when appropriate.


Public statements and events

— SABEW urges all parties to end the government shutdown so journalists have access to data

— SABEW is alarmed by the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

– SABEW stands with Reuters in condemning the sentencing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar

SABEW supports August 16th campaign defending press freedom

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: Discussion and Mixer

SABEW offers condolences to the Capital Gazette newsroom

SABEW along with journalism organizations decry seizure of NYT reporter’s records in a joint statement

SABEW takes exception to Tesla’s Elon Musk accusations

SABEW stands with Reuters in condemning the detentions of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

SABEW urges the president and his administration to respect the First Amendment

SABEW condemns Trump’s recent tweet on revoking broadcasting licenses

SABEW protests Trump’s verbal assault on journalists

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data Discussion

FOIA at 51: Still going strong, but real improvements are needed

SABEW stands with CNN in condemning violence against reporters

First Amendment Statement from Mark Hamrick, president, SABEW, Washington Bureau Chief for (regarding the attack on a reporter by Montana’s then-congressional candidate Greg Gianforte)

World Press Freedom Day 2017


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