press rights

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Charles Dharapak speaks to Newspaper Association of America about White House access

Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak joined his colleague AP White House correspondent Julie Pace to address the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference about the Obama administrations lack of access and transparency for journalists. The address was written about by the Associated Press and Poynter. Dharapak (DAR’-uh-pak) brought his experience […]

White House denies independent press photographers request to photograph Obama and Dalai Lama

White House Issues Visual Press Release After Meeting (download) (WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ Feb. 21, 2014) ­ The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) takes issue with the White House again releasing an official photograph of President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama today. Despite repeated requests from various news organizations, […]

Brack & Dharapak talk about White House access on Newseum’s Inside Media

Moderator, John Maynard, listens while WHNPA members Dennis Brack and Charles Dharapak speak during a taping of Inside Media at the Newseum. The two photojournalists who are veterans of White House coverage speak about restriction on press coverage by the Obama administration. The program which will be available for view […]

WHNPA joins media protest of Obama Administrations use of official photos

The White House News Photographers released the following statement on Nov. 21, 2013, in response to the letter by a broad coalition of media to the White House protesting access for photojournalists to President Barack Obama and White House: WHNPA JOINS BROAD COALITION OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS PROTESTING ACCESS AT THE […]