Category Archives: Media Policy

DoJ Takes Conflicting Positions in Congress: Continues to Deny FOIA Fee Waivers to Independent Journalists

by Matthew L. Schafer The OPEN Government Act of 2007 was passed to ensure that “anyone who gathers information to inform the public, including freelance journalist and bloggers, may seek a fee waiver when they request information under FOIA.” Under … Continue reading

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Is Greenwald a Journalist and Does It Even Matter?

Note:  This is the second part of a multiple part series about the ability of the government to prosecute journalists for receiving and disseminating national security information.  It comes in response to increasing public musings about the prosecution of journalists … Continue reading

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Press Coverage of DOJ Lacks in Analysis and Objectivity

by Matthew L. Schafer On Thursday and Friday of this week, Attorney General Eric Holder met with various news organizations after revelations surfaced about the DOJ’s aggressive investigations of national security leaks.  During the investigations, the DOJ in one instance … Continue reading

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