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.
The letter was sent to Alberto M. Carvalho, superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), to denounce Chavira's three-day suspension without pay.
For 14 years, Chavira has endeavored to diversify journalism as a role model and mentor for countless journalism students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, named after the journalist whose pursuit of truth ended in his brutal murder in Afghanistan in 2002.
CCNMA, Latino Journalists of California, founded in 1972, is the oldest regional advocacy organization for journalists of color in the nation. They are joined by the Online News Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association and the NPPA.
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