Friday, September 25, 2020


MFIA Clinic Files FOIA Case on Behalf of Insider Inc.

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School filed a lawsuit 0 on behalf of Insider Inc. and reporter Angela Wang.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


MFIA Clinic Receives Grant from Legal Clinics Fund

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic has received a $230,000 grant to help fund a new fellow to lead the Clinic’s initiative for local journalists.

Friday, September 11, 2020


MFIA Clinic Files Appeal in Case on Public Right to Witness Executions

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic has appealed the dismissal of its Virginia lawsuit asserting a constitutional right to witness executions.

Thursday, September 10, 2020


Meet MFIA’s New Student Directors

Anna Kaul ’21, Jacob Schriner-Briggs ’21, and Sarah Lamsifer ’21 will lead the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) this year.

Monday, September 7, 2020


'Now People Can Read the Truth.' A Former FBI Agent's Memoir on the War on Terror Is Declassified After 9 Years

Time Magazine reports on the rerelease of a book with new unredacted information about CIA interrogation at Guantanamo Bay. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at the Law School helped in the case to rerelease the book.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Yale Law School helps win suit against CIA, lifting censorship of book on terrorism

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz ’78 and David Froomkin ’20 are quoted in a Hearst Newspapers article about a former FBI agent whose book was redacted after the CIA took issue with his eyewitness account of its interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic assisted a filmmaker and a journalist in their efforts to gain access to the redacted information.

Monday, August 31, 2020


Aided by MFIA, FBI Agent’s Book on Enhanced Interrogation Rereleased

The MFIA Clinic has helped rerelease a book with new information about the CIA’s interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah.

Saturday, August 29, 2020


C.I.A. Uncensors Memoir of F.B.I. Agent Who Protested Torture of Terrorists

The New York Times covers the story of a former FBI agent whose book was redacted after the CIA took issue with his eyewitness account of its interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic assisted a filmmaker and a journalist in their efforts to gain access to the redacted information.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


MFIA Clinic Receives $200,000 Contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

A grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help advance the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic’s core mission of defending the rights of journalists and promoting transparency.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in Maryland First Amendment Case

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School recently filed an amicus brief prepared by the Media Freedom & Information Access (MFIA) Clinic to support a First Amendment challenge to a Maryland law that prohibits the broadcasting of audio transcripts that the state’s courts routinely make of criminal proceedings.

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