Newsgathering Rights & Free Speech

“In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy.”
New York Times Co. v. United States 403 U.S. 713, 717 (1971)

MFIA pursues litigation and advocates for policies needed to protect the essential work of newsgatherers in the digital age.

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For a list of previous matters, please see the MFIA Archive