NAJA declines off-the-record meeting with U.S. Attorney General
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's office invited the Native American Journalists Association to an off-the-record policy meeting at the Department of Justice offices June 3 in Washington, DC.
"Thank you for your email and for reaching out to the Native American Journalists Association. We are declining your invitation to the Attorney General's off-the-record policy meeting next week with media and other organizations.
NAJA is an organization that has advocated for a free press and open government on the tribal, local and national levels. We believe the meeting Monday should be on the record as the public has a right to be informed of and understand the Justice Department's policy discussions with journalists and others on government investigations involving the news media."