Advocacy

NPPA Supports The Cronkite New Voices Act

May 12, 2016 Advocacy
The general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association expressed NPPA’s support for the Cronkite New Voices Act, which would protect student journalists and advisers from censorship.

Submit Copyright Office Comments

Mar 30, 2016 Advocacy

ATHENS, GA (March 30, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association has been asked to submit comments to the U.S.

Enact Commonsense Drone Rules

Mar 3, 2016 Advocacy

 

By Mickey Osterreicher

NPPA and Other Visual Arts Associations Release Copyright Small Claims White Paper

Mar 2, 2016 Advocacy

Seven visual arts associations,including NPPA, release proposal to Congress for copyright small claims legislation

First Amendment Issues In Public Spaces

Jan 6, 2016 Advocacy
Prompted by a number of recent incidents at college campuses involving free speech rights and free press rights of journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, along with University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, with generous financial support from Sinclair Broadcast Group, will hold a symposium on First Amendment Issues in Public Spaces on Friday January 22, 2016 in Athens, GA.

NPPA Advocacy Efforts in 2015 Protected Visual Journalists On Wide Range of National, State Issues

Dec 17, 2015 Advocacy

By Mickey Osterreicher and Alicia Wagner Calzada, NPPA Advocacy Committee

NPPA Advocates for Members' Rights on Concert Images, Court Coverage & Use of Drones

Nov 19, 2015 Advocacy

Recent days have been particularly active on the advocacy front, with NPPA protecting members’ First Amendment rights across the country, commenting on issues like photographers’ rights to photos taken at concerts, coverage of court proceedings in

Right To Photograph And Record: Panel Discussion At National Press Club

Oct 6, 2015 Advocacy
Ever since 9/11 there has been a heightened awareness of anyone taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue has only been exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability of everyone to post photos and recordings on the Internet where they may be viewed and shared. Video recordings of police have played an integral role in many recent news stories, but questions still remain about the rights of citizens and journalists to photograph and record in public both on the ground and in the air.

NPPA Joins Suit To Overturn Controversial Wyoming Data Censorship Laws

Sep 29, 2015 Advocacy
A diverse coalition of conservation, press, academic and animal-protection groups filed suit today in federal court seeking to strike down a pair of Wyoming state laws that stifle freedom of speech and make citizen science illegal in the state. The suit claims that in violation of Americans’ constitutional rights, the laws punish communication to government agencies of photographs and data taken on open land, criminalizing otherwise lawful advocacy in an attempt to undercut protection of public lands and the environment.

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