FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks shared his views on a wide range of issues including access to high-speed broadband (his top priority), the future of media diversity, media ownership

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The FCC’s launch of the $3.2-billion Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program Wednesday (May 12) proved popular inside the Beltway, particularly …

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The majority of state attorneys general have called on Facebook to abandon plans to create a children’s (under 13) version of Instagram. That came in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark

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Facebook’s outside oversight board has upheld the suspension of former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, but it has told the company that

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

The use of facial recognition systems powered by algorithms and software continues to raise controversy given their potential use by law enforcement and …

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Our nation’s momentum toward accelerated COVID-19 vaccine distribution is fully apparent.  President Joe Biden has publicly urged state …

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One of the major unresolved issues in crafting comprehensive federal digital privacy legislation has carried over …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission filed …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the death of long-time Board member Kurt Wimmer: “We are extremely saddened by the passing …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on FCC media ownership regulation in …

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The Institute participated with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other media groups recently in the following friend-of-the-court briefs.

Interpretation of Wiretapping Statutes Implicates First Amendment

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Persistent Surveillance Infringes on Media’s First Amendment Rights

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Late Intervention Contravenes FOIA Goals and Timely Newsgathering

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ICYMI - on #WorldPressFreedomDay @rcfp released their latest report based on data from the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, reviewing over 600 press freedom violations - including 438 physical attacks on journalists - in 2020 alone. Find the full report here: https://www.rcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Press-Freedom-Tracker-2020_FINAL.pdf

Hopefully will catch most of @EnergyCommerce hearing this morning. Intrigued if potential solutions to affordability focus on direct subsidies for consumers in need or harmful options like rate regulation/caps & limiting eligibility via inflated speeds. https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-broadband-equity-addressing-disparities-in-access-and

Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

View this short video about the Institute – past, present, future.

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 Internet’s Enduring Free Speech Legacy
April 18, 2019 | By Guest Authors: Stuart N. Brotman and Shiela Hawkins

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

2020 ‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

A Virtual Event  |  October 14, 2020

The Media Institute honored two distinguished awardees at our virtual “Free Speech America” Gala on October 14, 2020: David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, and Mignon Clyburn, former FCC Commissioner and Acting Chairwoman. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr delivered keynote remarks.

‘FSA’ Gala
2020 Video

October 18-24, 2021

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

Free Speech: The Language of America
PRESS RELEASE
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