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Luncheon Speakers

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn discusses the Lifeline broadband program and other matters before the Commission at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. …

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First Amendment Trends

A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.

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October 18, 2017 | Foreword by Floyd Abrams
The First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution

October 18, 2017 | By Laurence Winer
But Is It ‘Speech’?

October 18, 2017 | By Rod Smolla
Free Speech, Fake News, and Social Media

October 18, 2017 | By John Bussian
Truth of Facts: An Absolute Defense

Media & Communications Policy Blog

Informed and thoughtful commentary on a variety of First Amendment and communications policy issues.

Free Speech Week: Much To Celebrate

Free Speech Week is upon us. Or, as the headline of a story about the week written by Amy Mclean in Cablefax puts it: “What…

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The Enduring Threat of Net Neutrality

No regulatory issue in memory has been quite like that of “net neutrality.” A solution in search of a problem, bankrolled and of …

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The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression

College campuses should be bastions of free speech.  Today, they often seem to be the very places in American society …

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Issue Watch

Dept. of Justice Files Statement Defending Campus Free Speech

The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 26 filed a Statement of Interest in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski. …

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Title II Fans Prep for Advocacy Day

Opponents of the FCC‘s proposal to roll back the Title II reclassification of internet access providers and rethink …

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FCC Eliminates Paper Rules Requirement

The FCC has eliminated the requirement that TV stations and cable operators retain paper copies of the FCC’s rules …

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Media Institute Launches New Blog Called ‘First Amendment Trends’

Arlington, Va., October 20, 2017 – The Media Institute today launched a new online publication titled “First Amendment Trends” that will feature articles on timely developments related to free speech and free press. Articles will be written …

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Check out new "First Amendment Trends" blog from @TheMediaInst. For starters: why 1A is "rock star" of Constitution. https://t.co/XVrkoCdtEw

To mark #freespeechweek we have launched a new blog, #FirstAmendment trends https://t.co/SMcjUKv0eE

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addresses Media Institute Luncheon https://t.co/dv48kXzMlT

October 16 – 22, 2017

Free Speech Week is a yearly,
non-partisan celebration of the value of
free speech and expression.

Free Speech: The Language of America
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