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‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

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The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, will honor two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly will be the featured speaker.

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Luncheon Speakers

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discussed the importance of 5G wireless networks as an engine of economic growth at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on September 20…

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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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Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

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We are living in the platinum age of television. Consumers are enjoying an abundance of movies, news, sports, and …

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Speaking Up for a Free Press
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Something quite remarkable – unprecedented, actually – is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16. More than 100 …

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Issue Watch

A sweeping update to federal music licensing law, including changes that could impact how much radio pays to 

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The Justice Department warned on Wednesday that leading technology companies may be “intentionally stifling 

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California lawmakers rallied enough votes Friday to pass the nation’s toughest net neutrality law to prevent Internet 

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Journalist Brit Hume and Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick To Present Awards at Institute’s ‘Free Speech America’ Gala on Oct. 24

Two distinguished individuals from the worlds of media and academia will present awards at The Media Institute’s “Free Speech America” …

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Media Institute Supports Right of Public Access to Newly Filed Civil Complaints

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Free Speech Week '18 is next month, October 22-28.. To learn more about this annual, non-partisan awareness event of the value of freedom of speech and of the press, visit https://t.co/0d7qwHE6Py

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discussed the importance of 5G wireless networks at a Communications Forum... https://t.co/m3i2Nttv1d

Listening to ⁦@BrendanCarrFCC⁩ address the ⁦@TheMediaInst⁩ about why being the first country to 5G matters and how streamlining our infrastructure rules will help the US win the race to 5G. #5Gready

October 22-28, 2018

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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