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The Independent receives First Amendment honor, wins four reporting awards

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to thank you. As always, we are grateful to have you among our family of readers, commenters, sharers...

Media: Denver police want to block radio chatter from the public— but not selected news...

Last month, I highlighted a piece by my colleague Jonathan Peters, a lawyer and Columbia Journalism Review's press freedom correspondent, about dozens of police agencies in Colorado encrypting their radio...

MEDIA: A new nonprofit news outlet seeks to cover energy in...

Go to the website of Empowering Colorado and you won't make it past a splash page announcing that it's now an official nonprofit and is reorganizing...

Denver police violated policy when they detained Indy editor, internal investigation...

A Denver Police Department internal investigation released today found two officers violated city policy when they handcuffed and detained Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

GREENE: What, in all its secrecy, is Colorado’s justice system hiding?...

Colorado’s judicial branch has spent a year stonewalling The Independent’s quest for court records, and I’m proud that we have stepped up our fight. As...

Media Lawyer Will Petition SCOTUS to Hear Records Case

Longtime Colorado media lawyer Steve Zansberg, who has represented national news organizations in cases connected to the Aurora theater shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing...

Littwin: Thanks to body-cams we can now see the DPD story...

The clash between Indy editor Susan Greene and the Denver Police Department has predictably turned into a rout. The cops could bully, intimidate, handcuff, insult,...

‘Act like a lady’: Denver police handcuff Indy editor

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Body-cam vid shows Denver cops cuffed Indy editor as she photographed...

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comment from Denver's police chief Police body camera footage released today shows two Denver officers told...