Status of Hawaii’s New Voices Bill

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Status of Hawaii’s New Voices Bill


Hawaii’s bill did not get a hearing during the 2019 session. We will try again next year to protect the rights and clarify the responsibilities of all those involved with scholastic journalism in Hawaii.

Visit the legislature’s page to read the bill.

New Voices of Hawaii is a movement to guarantee student journalists in the state the freedom to report without fear of consequence. Right now, there is no added protection against administrative censorship for high school or college journalists and their advisers in Hawaii, leaving them vulnerable to censorship for simply reporting the truth. Find out about New Voices legislation around the country at splc.org/new-voices