FOI

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS’ NORCAL CHAPTER HONORS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPIONS

Chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee to host 35th annual James Madison Awards Dinner Thursday evening, March 19, at Delancey Street Town Hall in San Francisco For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION SAN FRANCISCO — The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California individuals and…

 

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee Hosts Shield Law Panel

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee continued its series of educational workshops this week with a presentation on California’s Shield Law. The panel, hosted by the Berkeley Journalism School on July 23, drew Bay Area journalists, students and community members. Much of the discussion centered around the case of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, whose home…

 

SPJ NorCal To Host Shield Law panel at UC Berkeley Journalism School — July 23

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee is hosting a workshop on California’s Shield Law. When: Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm Where: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Come learn about what the law does and doesn’t cover, as well as examples of how it has been applied with real-world cases. The recent detention and search…

 

California Supreme Court Accepts Amicus Briefs on Behalf of SPJ NorCal, Others

The California Supreme Court has accepted an amicus brief on behalf of SPJ NorCal and the Pacific Media Workers Guild in the case National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward, which has ramifications for the cost which public agencies can legally charge requesters for electronic records. The brief, authored by attorney Christine Peek, a partner at…

 

CELL PHONE SURVEILLANCE OF FREELANCE JOURNALIST BRYAN CARMODY DEEPENS PRESS FREEDOM CONCERNS ABOUT JEFF ADACHI LEAK INVESTIGATION

SAN FRANCISCO – SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee denounces the San Francisco Police Department’s wide-ranging surveillance of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody. On May 31, Carmody disclosed yet another warrant that San Francisco police obtained on March 1, more than two months before they raided Carmody’s home and newsroom. Carmody has since disclosed two additional…