While Sept. 17 is a day to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and all of the rights and protections it affords, it's ironic to celebrate when there are so many threats to press freedom.
SPLC congratulates the State of Hawaii on the signing of HB1848, the “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act."
🧵High school students in Texas are fighting back against censorship of an editorial critiquing the school searching students' cars for drugs. SPLC attorneys say the story was well written and legally clean.
John Tagliareni reflects on the New Voices process and his tips for advocates working to become the next New Voices state.
Tom McHale reflects on how New Jersey passed its New Voices law and his tips for advocates working to become the next New Voices state.
On Feb. 24 student journalists and national press freedom organizations across the United States stood up and celebrated Student Press Freedom Day. Embracing the theme of “Unmute Yourself,” students and allies across the country did just that. Student Press Freedom Day is an annual nationwide event that recognizes student journalists, raises awareness of challenges facing… Continue reading Students across the US “Unmute Themselves” for 4th annual Student Press Freedom Day
Carolyn Heckle – a junior at Corning-Painted Post High School in Corning, New York – understands the importance of a free press and the power of a phone call. She and her classmates conducted a phone banking effort to advocate for student press freedom through the New York Student Journalist Free Speech Act. The law… Continue reading New York Students ‘Call’ for Student Press Freedom
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) began an on-ground initiative in Washington to implement the New Voices bill in order to ensure that students, advisers and administrators know their rights and how they must support free press under the law. Want to get involved with New Voices?New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of… Continue reading SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights
What do Hawaii and West Virginia have in common? They both took huge steps toward restoring and protecting student press freedom on February 3, when legislative committees in both states recommended New Voices legislation for passage. Students in both states testified remotely before their representative Education committees, highlighting both the stories they have been able… Continue reading Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom
For immediate release: December 22, 2021 For more information: Andrew Benson | firstname.lastname@example.org Download as a PDF Student Press Law Center commends New Jersey and Gov. Phil Murphy for codifying student press freedom WASHINGTON — The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) commends the State of New Jersey and Gov. Phil Murphy for their recent passage and yesterday’s… Continue reading New Jersey Becomes 15th New Voices State