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Luncheon Speakers

Kurt Wimmer, Esq. (left) moderates a panel on “Free Expression Issues for the Media in 2019” at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., on February 6.  Panelists included 

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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.

A new era of American history begins when the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019 with one of the most …

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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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Issue Watch

The Marlboro Man may no longer ride on radio and television airwaves but his modern day equivalent, e-cigarette 

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Justice Clarence Thomas called Tuesday for reconsidering the Supreme Court’s landmark decision making it more 

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Republicans signaled Thursday (Feb. 7) that they are offering up at least three versions of legislation that would 

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Federal Agency Comments

The Media Institute participated in comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior, taking issue with the agency’s proposed updates to its FOIA implementing regulations.
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Recent Court Briefs

First Amendment and Common Law Presumption of Access
Bradley v. Ackal

Standards for Court Review of FOIA Exemptions
ACLU v. Central Intelligence Agency

Very good meeting today with David Wade, President & CEO of @EPB_Chattanooga! Great news: company improved its broadband terms of service responding to my muni-broadband Constitutional concerns in @TheMediaInst speech. #FirstAmendment lives.

From our Communications Forum, panel discuss. "#FreeExpression Issues for the #Media 2019" mod. by @kurtwimmer w/@ashmessesq of NPR, Bruce Brown @rcfp, Jim McLaughlin of Wash. Post & Tom Curley of Gannett. https://t.co/EktRYDPYB8

Great discussion on current threats to a free press from top newspaper and media lawyers today @TheMediaInst. Biggest change over past few years according to WaPo’s Jim McLaughlin is the rise of domestic threats against journalists.

Fascinating ⁦@TheMediaInst⁩ discussion among lawyers on the front lines of defending press freedom. ⁦@NPR⁩ ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ ⁦@rcfp⁩ ⁦@Gannett⁩

‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, honored two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly delivered keynote remarks.

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CHRIS WALLACE ON COLBERT

October 21-27, 2019

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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