SABEW has launched an important initiative through our First Amendment Committee. We’re looking to accomplish several things:

• 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.

• Explore training and events related to press freedom, transparency and access to data.

• Release public statements when appropriate.


Public statements and events

SABEW celebrates World Press Freedom Day

SABEW calls on public officials to improve dissemination of pandemic information

SABEW calls for the extradition of the murderer of WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl

SABEW calls on the President-elect to protect the First Amendment

SABEW condemns the attacks on journalists during the insurrection at the Capitol

SABEW calls on Chinese authorities for details about a detained member of Bloomberg News’ Beijing Bureau

SABEW’s statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding President Trump’s financial records

SABEW calls on the SBA and Treasury to publicly release PPP loan recipients

• SABEW stands in support of our colleagues and condemns violence against members of the media who are doing essential work in support of our constitutional democracy.

SABEW urges the Trump Administration to rethink economic reporting policies

SABEW supports World Press Freedom Day

SABEW statement on data releases and coronavirus

BLS delays implementation of the proposed changes to lock-up policy

SABEW supports Sunshine week

SABEW calls on the Trump administration to provide the public with timely, accurate information about the coronavirus

SABEW calls on the Trump administration to share its rationale behind the change to the BLS lockups process

Read 2017-2019 First Amendment releases.

Business Wire news releases