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2013 Joseph Costa Award For Courtroom Photography Deadline

Jan 10, 2013 Advocacy
The deadline for submitting images to the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography is January 24, 2013. The Costa Award seeks to honor the photographer whose courtroom coverage is judged to best demonstrate the use of still photography in what is a highly sensitive and increasingly controversial reporting situation.

NYPD's Controversial 'Stop and Frisk' Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

Jan 8, 2013 Advocacy
A Manhattan Federal Court judge has ordered police stop making trespass stops outside private residential buildings immediately. The tactic was decried by some as infringing on civil liberties.

Police Want Press Credential Lawsuit Dismissed

Jan 7, 2013 Advocacy
A federal judge is considering requests by the San Diego Police and county Sheriff’s departments to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two freelance journalists who claim the agencies unfairly prevented them from gathering news.

NPPA, WHNPA Protest Pelosi's Photoshopped, Faked Photo

Jan 5, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined with the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) in a statement protesting the manipulation of an official photograph made available for distribution by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Photographers' Rights Panel At FotoWeekDC

Nov 7, 2012 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher and former ASMP president Richard Kelly will lead a discussion about the right to photograph and record in public, and the best practices for how to avoid being harassed or intimidated, on November 11 during FotoWeekDC.

NPPA Joins Lawsuit Against NYPD

Oct 22, 2012 Advocacy
Today the National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) announced that it was joining 5 elected officials and almost a dozen members of the press in a lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) and JP Morgan Chase. The lawsuit alleges that the City of New York, the MTA, the NYPD, Brookfield Properties, and JP Morgan Chase conspired to violate the First Amendment rights of press members who were arrested while covering the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. The amended complaint seeks both redress against police misconduct during these arrests and that a federal independent monitor be appointed to observe future NYPD incidents involving the press.

NPPA Protests Arrest Of San Diego Photographer

Oct 17, 2012 Advocacy
Earlier this week NPPA member and San Diego freelance photojournalists Edward R. Baier was arrested while covering an incident near the San Diego River. Reports state that Baier was on public property and complied with officers in respecting a perimeter they set up. Yet he was arrested and his camera gear was seized.

U.S. Will Introduce Copyright Alert System This Year

Sep 17, 2012 Advocacy
Last year, the United States’ newly formed Center for Copyright Information (CCI), joined forces with major ISP’s and stakeholders from the entertainment industry to come up with a six strikes warning system against copyright infringers. Head of the CCI, Jill Lesser, has announced that the Copyright Alert System will still be implemented by the end of this year, even though the enactment missed two deadlines already.

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