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

Old Tools in Different Hands: Speech Regulation on Campus
September 27, 2018 | By Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein

End Discrimination Against Digital Billboards
November 27, 2017 | By David L. Hudson, Jr.

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

Free Speech Week has always been a time to celebrate freedom of expression. This year, however, perhaps there …

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TV Owners Need New Rules To Keep Pace
By Guest Author Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

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
By Richard T. Kaplar

Something quite remarkable – unprecedented, actually – is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16. More than 100 …

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Issue Watch

President Donald Trump Thursday (Oct. 11) signed the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which updates 

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FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly pitched Kentucky broadcasters on his proposal to deregulate children’s TV 

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

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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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Free Speech Week To Be Celebrated Oct. 22 – 28, 2018

Free Speech Week (FSW) begins Monday, Oct. 22, and run through Sunday, Oct. 28. Media organizations, schools, universities, and …

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On the importance of a free press. The last column from Jamal Khashoggi. https://t.co/gjOgbagu4M

Today PEN America is suing President Trump for using the power of the state to retaliate against the press, in violation of the First Amendment. https://t.co/eiYitnOqeI

ICYMI: Last month we participated in an amicus brief along with the @rcfp, @nabtweets & many others arguing the Minnesota Supreme Court should affirm fair report privilege applies to news coverage of official press releases & official press conferences. https://t.co/tsxeGQ8f0V

.@rcfp joined @nppa & 29 other #pressfreedom orgs in asking #SCOTUS to hold that the existence of probable cause for an arrest doesn’t bar defendants from claiming they were arrested in retaliation for exercising their #FirstAmendment rights.

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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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