NPPA Hosts Free Speech Week Panel Discussion

Sep 25, 2013 Advocacy

DURHAM, NC (September 25, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association sponsored by the The Photo Committee of the National Press Club in support of Free Speech Week proudly presents The Right to Photograph & Record in Public.

An expert panel discussion regarding First Amendment rights: What are the rights of citizens & the press to photograph and record in public? Can police seize and view those images or order them to be deleted? What is some of the most recent caselaw regarding these issues? How can we foster a better understanding of our respective rights and responsibilities in order to have a greater respect for the roles that everyone plays in newsgathering and free speech?

Panelists include: Robert Corn-Revere, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP expert in First Amendment Law; Gwendolyn Crump, Director, Office of Communications, DC Metropolitan Police Department; J. David Ake, Assistant DC Bureau Chief for Photography, Associated Press; Mannie Garcia, Award-winning Photojournalist; Representative from the U.S. Department of Justice [invited]; and moderator Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Date and time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This free event is open to the public.

RSVP to register at http://www.press.org/events/right-photograph-record-public by October 22, 2013.

For more information on this event, please contact Mickey Osterreicher at lawyer@nppa.org.