First Amendment Day marks a day to celebrate the document that allows all those who are in this country the freedom to speak freely, share ideas, worship (or not worship) their faith or religion, gather in support or protest of a cause or idea, and petition the government for change – all without government interference. It commemorates the day in 1789 when Congress sent the amendments that became the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights to the states for approval.
September 7, 2022 - The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is a signatory with journalism organizations CCNMA, ONA, SPJ/LA, NPPA and RTDNA in support of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School journalism advisor Adriana Chavira, who we believe was wrongly suspended for refusing to censor an article written by her student journalists.
Aug. 23, 2022 - In a disappointing turn, a decision that enjoined commercial film permit requirements on federal lands was reversed today and commercial videographers and filmmakers once again must obtain permits for filming in national parks, forest land and other federal lands.
PHOENIX — The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined with the Arizona Broadcasters Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona along with a group of 8 other media organizations, represented by the ACLU and Ballard Spahr LLP, filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona today challenging HB 2319, a law which makes it a crime to record police officers within eight feet of law enforcement activity without permission of the officer. The suit challenges the law as a violation of the First Amendment and seeks to stop HB 2319 from going into effect.
Summer board meeting: NPPA Day, membership renewals, legacy gifts and more: Athens, GA – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) board of directors gathered for their bi-annual meeting on Sunday, July 31, 2022.