The City of Eugene Police Commission's Committee on Media Access Issues is soliciting opinion from various quarters on requiring "press pass" ID badges for members of the media when engaged in reporting at a scene of any incident in which police are involved. Currently, the Eugene Police Department acts under General Order 240.1 (March 2000) which states that "all members of the media, whether they posess news media credentials or simply assert that they are members of the media, will be treated equally" (emphasis added) at such scenes. That is, currently no press pass is required. |
The committee has invited Indymedia to submit its recommendations by December 14. What do you think about this subject? Add your ideas here, below, by using the "add a comment" feature, and it will be delivered to the committee by the due date!
The two questions to answer:
Is there a need for the City of Eugene or its police department to require ID badges from media?
Who would do it and how would it be done?
You may also send written comments to:
Eugene Police Commission
777 Pearl Street, Room 105
Eugene, OR 97401
FAX (541) 682-8395