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NPPA Joins Journalists, Lawyers and NGOs Mobilizing to Protect Freedom of the Press
01/16/2017 // January 16, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined with more than 50 journalists, lawyers, media rights advocates, and First Amendment stakeholders who came together last week with a common interest in...
NPPA, Cato Institute File SCOTUS Brief on Rights to Record Police Activity
01/05/2017 // (Athens, GA) A “friend of the court” brief has been filed in support of a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the rights of a photographer who was arrested while recording the activities of police officers.Submitted by the National...
Bill Introduced to Establish a Small Claims System within the Copyright Office
12/08/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) for introducing H.R. 6496, a bill “to establish a small claims system within the Copyright Office.” The legislation is...
NPPA Commends Proposal for Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office
12/08/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) on their announced proposal for reform of the U.S. Copyright Office...
Letter Seeking Development of Encrypted Camera
11/18/2016 // The Freedom of the Press Foundation has drafted an open letter to major camera manufacturers—like Sony, Canon, and Nikon—asking them to build encryption into their camera products to protect the safety and security of journalists and filmmakers,...
NPPA Joins Media Groups in Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
11/16/2016 // ATHENS, GA (November 16, 2016) - The National Press Photographers Association is part of a group of 18 media associations that joined together to release an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that new administration honors a full...
Banned Items at 2016 Political Conventions Hinder Journalists’ Jobs and Safety
07/17/2016 // ATHENS, GA (July 17, 2016) - On the eve of the 2016 political conventions the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), write to...
NPPA is Part of Coalition of Visual Artists Welcoming Legislation Establishing a Small Copyright Claims Board
07/14/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC  (July 14, 2016) - In the wake of its release of a white paper setting out the key components of a copyright small claims bill, a coalition of visual artist groups commends the attention that this critical issue is now garnering on...
NPPA Statement On Trump, Washington Post
06/14/2016 // ATHENS, GA (June 14, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association today released this following statement:"The National Press Photographers Association stands with the Washington Post and numerous other news outlets that the Trump campaign...
NTIA Multistakeholder Group Agrees to Best Practices Addressing Privacy Issues Regarding use of UAS
05/19/2016 // Contact: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, [email protected], GA (May 16, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) staff and members of...

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