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Los Angeles Settles Suit Filed By FAC, Agrees to Retain City Records For At Least Two Years

The city of Los Angeles has agreed it must retain city records for at least two years as part of a settlement agreement reached today with the First Amendment Coalition–a victory for transparency and government accountability in the nation’s second-largest city, and an assurance that the public will have the access to city records to […]

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Clara Hogan Named as FAC’s Communications and Programs Director

The First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the appointment of Clara Hogan, a journalist and communications specialist with substantial experience in the nonprofit sector, as FAC’s Communications and Programs Director. After starting her career in journalism as the managing editor of the 50,000-circulation student newspaper of the University of Iowa, and serving as a […]

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FAC Seeks Nominations for 2017 Free Speech & Open Government Award

The First Amendment Coalition is soliciting nominees for the FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year for performance of exemplary work in the arena of open government. Qualifications for the award are outstanding accomplishment, service or other contributions to “the people’s right to know” about government. The winner, or winners, could be […]

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Martin Reynolds and Nate Cardozo Join FAC’s Board of Directors

The First Amendment Coalition is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Martin Reynolds, director of Reveal Investigative Fellowships at the Center for Investigative Reporting and Co-Executive Director of The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; and Nate Cardozo, Senior Staff Attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. […]

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FAC To LAPD: Police Bodycam Footage is a Public Record and Must Be Released

The First Amendment Coalition recently urged the Los Angeles Police Department to promptly and publicly release footage from “bodycams” — tiny, body-worn cameras now used by thousands of police officers in the nation’s third largest police department. FAC submitted written comments to the Los Angeles Police Commission in response to that agency’s request for public input […]

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