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White House Does It Again: Photographers Shut Out Of Dalai Lama Meeting

Feb 21, 2014 Advocacy
Despite repeated and sometimes heated objections, despite meetings where the White House Press Secretary promised to make positive changes, and despite pressure from a media coalition who again and again have objected to the lack of access independent journalists have to President Barack Obama, today they've gone and done it again.

Televise Supreme Court: NPPA Joins Coalition For Court Transparency

Feb 18, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined the Coalition for Court Transparency, NPPA president Mark J. Dolan announced today.

NPPA SURVEY: Use Of Remotely Controlled Aircraft & Drones In Newsgathering

Feb 3, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association and the law firm of Holland & Knight are launching a new study on the use of remotely controlled aircraft or drones in newsgathering. Everyone with an interest in the application of this evolving technology is invited to participate in the survey.

NY Judge Throws Out Photographers' Border Search Constitutional Challenge

Dec 31, 2013 Advocacy
In September 2010 the National Press Photographers Association joined an important federal lawsuit in a Constitutional challenge of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's laptop search policy at the border. On Friday a U.S. District Judge dismissed the suit after it sat in his court for nearly two years.

NPPA Weighs In On Pivotal Copyright Case

Dec 19, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined several other photographer and writer advocacy groups in filing legal documents urging a New York judge to find that an artist who used a photographer’s images in art exhibits without permission did so in violation of copyright law.

Media Coalition Meets With White House Press Office Over Obama Access

Dec 17, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher, along with additional representatives from a media coalition who are protesting the lack of photographers' access to President Barack Obama, today met with the Administration's press secretary Jay Carney and Josh Earnest at the White House to discuss the problem.

White House Briefing Transcript December 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013 Advocacy
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:

White House Press Grills Carney On Photo Access

Dec 12, 2013 Advocacy
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 on photographic access to the President, today at the daily briefing members of the White House press corps grilled Obama's press secretary Jay Carney on the topic.

NPPA Urges China: Back Down On Threat To Journalists

Dec 11, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has issued a statement urging China to back down from its threat to expel dozens of journalists.

Photographer Confronted By Smithsonian Security Wants Answers

Dec 10, 2013 Advocacy
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.

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