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NATIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO A.5161C and S.4622A

On Friday, June 12, 2015 the NPPA submitted the following Memorandum in Opposition to a proposed bill that would require written permission from anyone being treated by a first responder (police, fire, EMT) in a public place prior to the "making or broadcasting" of their image. NPPA asserts, that if enacted, such a law would be an unconstitutional prior restraint and an abridgment of the First Amendment. This bill will be considered by the NYS Assembly Codes Committee on Monday, June 15, 2015. Please contact Assemblyman Joe Lentol at 518.455.4477 to voice your opposition.

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Atlanta Police Department for Obstructing Filming Police Conduct

ATLANTA– On May 13, 2015, United States District Judge Steve C. Jones found the City of Atlanta in contempt of court and imposed sanctions for the city’s failure to comply with obligations set forward in a prior Court Order on behalf of a woman whose constitutional rights were violated when she was arrested as she peaceably photographed police activity in 2009.

Advice For Covering High Conflict News Stories

Apr 28, 2015 Advocacy
Due to the circumstances in Baltimore, MD, the National Press Photographers Association's Advocacy Committee has posted some practical guidelines for photojournalists who are covering high conflict news stories.

Practical Advice About Covering High Conflict News Stories

Apr 28, 2015 Advocacy

In wake of the events taking place in Baltimore, MD NPPA General Counsel, Mickey Osterreicher, has put together a

SPJ Honors Osterreicher, Dalglish For Exceptional Service To Journalism

Apr 22, 2015 Advocacy
The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor Mickey H. Osterreicher and Lucy Dalglish as Fellows of the Society. It is the highest honor given by the Society and is awarded for extraordinary contribution to the profession.

NPPA Launches Survey On Rulemaking, Drones, And Newsgathering

Mar 19, 2015 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has announced the launch of a survey of news gatherers concerning the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Regarding Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).

Survey of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Use of sUAS (Drones) as it Pertains to Newsgathering

Mar 18, 2015 Advocacy

NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2015) The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announces the launch of a survey of news gatherers concerning the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Regarding Operation and Certification of Small Unmann

Media Coalition Asks Supreme Court For A-V Coverage Of Same Sex Arguments

Jan 28, 2015 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher was part of a coalition that authored a letter to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts today requesting audio-visual coverage of arguments in same-sex marriage cases that come before the Court.

NPPA's Lawyer Testifies For Open Electronic Court Coverage

Dec 2, 2014 Advocacy
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Important Legal Info For Those Covering Ferguson, MO

Nov 23, 2014 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher is asking all visual journalists and photographers who may be covering events in Ferguson, MO, in the coming days to print out these federal court orders (linked below) and carry them with you at all times.

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