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White House Briefing Transcript December 12, 2013
12/12/2013 // This is the portion of the White House Briefing of Thursday December 12, 2013, where White House press secretary Jay Carney answered reporters' questions about the lack of access to President Obama by photographers: THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the...
White House Press Grills Carney On Photo Access
12/12/2013 // By Donald R. WinslowWASHINGTON, DC (December 12, 2013) – In the wake of this morning's Opinion piece by AP's photography director Santiago Lyon, published in The New York Times, which questioned the Obama Administration's unprecedented restrictions...
NPPA Urges China: Back Down On Threat To Journalists
12/11/2013 // DURHAM, NC (December 11, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association has issued a statement urging China to back down from its threat to expel dozens of journalists.“NPPA urges China's government to allow all journalists, including the...
Photographer Confronted By Smithsonian Security Wants Answers
12/10/2013 // WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2013) – A veteran photographer says he is looking for answers after being accosted by Smithsonian security guards while recording a protest of fast food workers at the museum last week. Kristoffer Tripplaar was at the...
Daniel Morel Awarded $1.22M In AFP, Getty Copyright Case
11/22/2013 // NEW YORK, NY (November 22, 2013) – Haitian photographer Daniel Morel has been awarded $1.22 million in damages after a seven-member jury in a New York Federal Court reached a unanimous verdict against Agence France-Press and Getty Images today for "...
NPPA, National Media Coalition Protest Restricted White House Access
11/21/2013 // WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2013) – The apparently ever-increasing lack of access to President Barack Obama by independent journalists and news organizations who cover the White House has been evolving into a wave of deep discontent over the past...
Open Up The Oval
11/21/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 21, 2013) – If the NSA happens to have been listening to photojournalists’ cell phones recently, which isn’t all that far fetched given the news of late, they could have picked up on a lot of chatter about how we haven’t had any...
Boston Police Backlash Against Recorded Phone Call To Face Test
11/13/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 13, 2013) – Last August a Boston police officer aggressively confronted a man who was recording law enforcement on a public street. Tomorrow, a judge will decide whether to continue the case against a journalism student charged...
Canadian Photographers Now Own Their Own Copyright
11/11/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 11, 2013) – A major copyright reform bill that passed into a law a year ago and took effect today in Canada assures Canadian photographers that they officially own the copyright to all of their photographs, regardless of whether...
Five Myths About The Federal Shield Law
10/30/2013 // DURHAM, NC (October 30, 2013) – NPPA has been a supporter of the Free Flow of Information Act, sometimes referred to as the Federal Shield Law. It was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month on a bipartisan, 13-5 vote. If passed by...

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