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SPJ NORCAL JOINS FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION TO PROTECT PRESS FREEDOM ONE YEAR AFTER POLICE RAID ON JOURNALIST

One year ago this week, San Francisco police conducted a raid on journalist Bryan Carmody, a widely condemned attack on press freedom and a plain violation of California’s shield law protections. State and federal law protects journalists from having to disclose their sources or any unpublished information collected during newsgathering to the government — and…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…

 

SPJ NorCal Strongly Opposes ‘Privacy First’ Ballot Measure as Tool to Promote Government Secrecy

SPJ NorCal opposes San Francisco’s “Privacy First” ballot measure: Proposition B Here are the arguments for and against the measure.