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NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights

Aug 14, 2014 Advocacy
Today the National Press Photographers Association sent a strong letter of protest to the Ferguson, MO, chief of police regarding the unwarranted arrest and detention of journalists who are coving the town's unfolding national story, as well as the department's "complete lack of understanding an respect for the First Amendment."

NPPA Joins FAA Filings Supporting Drone Exemptions

Jul 17, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has filed comments to the Federal Aviation Administration in support of petitions from a number of aerial photography and video production companies seeking exemptions from FAA rules to commercially operate small unmanned photography drones.

Journalism Groups Urge Obama To Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information

Jul 8, 2014 Advocacy
Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) today called on President Barack Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

Jun 18, 2014 Advocacy
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

Jun 18, 2014 Advocacy
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

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.

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