The National Press Photographers Association’s Advocacy Committee is led by NPPA Advocacy Chair and Attorney Alicia Wagner Calzada and NPPA General Counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher. The committee works to further the NPPA’s mission of advancing visual journalism by addressing local and federal policy issues that affect our members’ ability to provide the public with news images.
NPPA is presenting a series of Webinars on legal issues by NPPA attorney Alicia Wagner Calzada, intended to help photographers in their business and profession. The second Webinar in the series, "Privacy and Defamation," is 20 minutes long and discusses the basics of privacy and defamation law as it applies to visual journalists. "Privacy and Defamation" is now live on NPPA's Online Education page.
By Alicia Wagner Calzada
SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 23, 2008) – A new law goes into effect on November 24, 2008, which will require all workers on federal highways to wear high visibility safety apparel, which apparently also includes photojournalists who are there to cover news.
While the law does not specifically list members of the media, it includes “people on foot whose duties place them within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway, such as ... responders to incidents within the highway right-of-way.”
DURHAM, NC – The National Press Photographers Association announced today that it will be retaining an attorney to assist with its growing need to support photographers’ rights. The move will enhance the organization’s ability to fight policies that are harmful for photojournalists.