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2021 ‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

A VIRTUAL EVENT          OCTOBER 20, 2021

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala will take place on October 20, 2021, in virtual format.  We will honor three distinguished awardees:

William E. Kennard

William E. Kennard
AT&T Board Chairman
American Horizon Award

Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell
“CBS Evening News” Anchor
Freedom of Speech Award

Gordon Smith

Senator Gordon Smith
President and CEO, NAB
Lifetime Achievement Award and Featured Speaker

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Jonathan Adelstein

Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, offered a wide-ranging look at consumer needs and policy goals for expanding broadband infrastructure during a

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

The First Amendment is one of the cornerstone principles that define this nation. There is no such thing as …

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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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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 and letter.

Mass Arrest of Protesters Needs to Accommodate Journalists in Crowd

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Puerto Rican Board Cannot Preempt Public Access to Government Records

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Maine Seeks Input on Interpretation and Application of Anti-SLAPP Statute

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ICYMI: @TheMediaInst’s Communications Forum Luncheon video is now available.

Hear from WIA President and CEO, Jonathan Adelstein, as he urges Congress to consider a flexible, multi-technology approach to foster resiliency and innovation: https://hubs.la/H0Sv-sW0

This week, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein was the featured speaker at @TheMediaInst's Communications Forum Luncheon, where he underscored the role #wireless #broadband should play in any #infrastructure legislation passed in Congress.

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. @WIAorg’s Jonathan Adelstein is bringing it at today’s @TheMediaInst luncheon, explaining the hugely important role of #5G to America’s broadband future. Policymakers should leave themselves “more freakin’ flexibility.”

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

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
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