First Amendment Center

Northeastern University, in partnership with journalists and public policy advocates throughout New England, announced the establishment of the New England First Amendment Center to focus public attention on a worrisome increase in efforts to restrict access to public records and meetings.

The university-based Center is a joint undertaking of the New England First Amendment Coalition and Northeastern University's School of Journalism, with assistance from the University's Center for Urban and Regional Policy (CURP).

The coalition, alarmed at the growing difficulties faced by citizens, journalists and public policy advocates in gaining access to the workings of government at all levels, selected Northeastern University as its academic research partner because of the University's reputation for "sleeves-rolled-up" involvement in important issues outside the school's academic boundaries.

For more information, visit the website of the First Amendment Center>>