Tuesday, March 1, 2022


MFIA Succeeds in Lifting Speech Restrictions on Yale Medical Expert

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School negotiated a settlement that frees a Yale cardiologist to make information about a defective medical device public.

Monday, February 14, 2022


MFIA Clinic Wins Dismissal in Suit Against Local News Site

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic won dismissal of a defamation suit against local news site the New Canaanite and its editor.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


If Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant, Why Are Alabama Leaders Keeping Us in the Dark?

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is mentioned in a commentary about about Alabama journalists access to information.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Governments — Including Connecticut’s — Continue Using Algorithms in the Dark

A report released by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is cited in an article about how government agencies are using algorithms to make policy decisions.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Report: Computers Make Critical Decisions for CT Agencies; How That Works is Kept Secret

A new report released by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic shows how three Connecticut state agencies use algorithms to make life-changing public policy decisions. However, those agencies have not disclosed how the algorithms work despite repeated requests for information, leading researchers to conclude that the state’s open-records laws are insufficient.

Sunday, December 26, 2021


Battling the Big Lie is key to saving American democracy, Danforth says

A Missouri libel case in which the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic serves as co-counsel is discussed.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021


ProPublica’s Jeremy Kutner ’12 Uses MFIA Training to Hold Power to Account

A profile of Jeremy Kutner ’12, general counsel at ProPublica and former member of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Monday, December 20, 2021


Meet MFIA’s Clinical Fellows

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic’s clinical fellows Michael Linhorst and Stephen Stich ’17 work with YLS students on efforts to increase government transparency, defend journalists, and protect freedom of expression.

Monday, December 20, 2021


MFIA Study Calls for Algorithmic Accountability

A new study from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic surveys the sufficiency of current transparency laws in Connecticut to ensure public accountability when algorithms are used to perform government functions.

Monday, December 13, 2021


Project’s Brief Says Consumer Protection Law Applies to Facebook

The Tech Accountability & Competition (TAC) Project filed its first amicus brief in D.C. Superior Court arguing that a consumer protection law applies to the relationship between Facebook and its users.

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