Media & First Amendment
Parr Brown counsels television and radio stations, newspapers, magazines and online content providers on defamation, privacy, newsgathering, access, copyright and related newsroom issues.
In the news:
- Unconstitutional Ban on E-Signatures Prompts ACLU of Utah Lawsuit
- Cautious tone in first GRAMA working group meeting
Freedom of Information Hotline
In 1992, Parr Brown established and has since operated the free Utah Freedom of Information Hotline (FOI) for members of the Utah Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Any working journalist in Utah may make hotline inquiries.
The Utah Freedom of Information (FOI) Hotline provides free legal assistance, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to Utah journalists seeking access to government records, meetings and judicial proceedings. Parr Brown operates the Hotline as a public service and receives no compensation for this legal service.
In recognition of its operation of the FOI Hotline and defense of the First Amendment in Utah, Parr Brown was awarded the First Amendment Award by the National Society of Professional Journalists.
For specific questions see Utah Code ann. 52-4-1 et seq., call the Utah FOI Hotline at (801) 532-7840 or (800) 574-4546, or send us an email.
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