Erin Egan, Facebook’s vice president and chief privacy officer for public policy, headlined the first virtual luncheon of the 2021 Communications Forum Luncheon Series on Feb. 19. In a wide- …

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California Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to a dozen cable, satellite, and streaming companies calling on them to better

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans have unveiled a package of 28 broadband-related, primarily deregulatory, bills they said will

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The House Energy & Commerce Committee has voted 31 to 24 to approve a massive COVID-19 relief/budget reconciliation package that includes billions for remote learning

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

With COVID-19 and economic recovery at the top of the policy agenda for the Biden Administration and the new Congress, it …

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The resumption of daily press briefings by the new White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has brought back a welcomed routine of making the president’s chief …

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With a start of a new year, some notable public attitudes about critical institutions seem to be on a downward trend.  These include traditional media, like …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding a letter from two House members to several media companies:

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates of The Walt Disney Co.:

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Digital advertising has fueled the explosive growth in Internet content including news and information, and thus plays a significant role in furthering First Amendment principles of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

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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.

Narrow Definition of Judicial Records Would Imperil Newsgathering

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Free Expression Should Generally Outweigh Right To Be Forgotten

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Requests for Non-Disclosure Orders Require Strict Scrutiny

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Media Institute Statement on Legislators’ Letter to Media Companies https://www.mediainstitute.org/2021/02/23/media-institute-statement-on-legislators-letter-to-media-companies/

Letter from 2 House Dems questioning carriage of @FoxNews , @newsmax and @OANN prompted comment from @TheMediaInst: "This can be seen as nothing other than an attempt by govt officials to chill the speech of certain news outlets by intimidating their distributors."

The first of our luncheon series for 2021 featured Erin Egan, VP & Chief Privacy Officer for Public Policy at @Facebook. A recording of this wide-ranging talk can be found here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/513524729

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

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
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