‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA
OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Media Institute honored two distinguished awardees at our “Free Speech America” Gala on October 7, 2019: Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, and Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group. FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks delivered keynote remarks.

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Luncheon Speakers

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter (right) discusses recent tech company settlements, consumer privacy, disclosure, and other matters at the Federal Trade Commission with attorney Kurt Wimmer at a Communications Forum …

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STORY

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 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

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

An Independent Press: Essential to Our Democracy
By Guest Author Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

We are living in challenging times for those who depend on the work of a free press.  Every day, journalists across …

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The 5G Privacy Opportunity
By Guest Author Stuart N. Brotman

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Sept. 16 that it would be granting experimental licenses …

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The Price of Privacy on the Potomac
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

In case you haven’t noticed, privacy – meaning the protection of your personal data and information – is all the …

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Issue Watch

A pair of House Democrats have introduced a bill, H.H. 4978, the Online Privacy Act, that would create a privacy

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The FCC has issued the text of its decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. That came in the form

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will not launch its Libra digital currency payment system

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Washington Post Publisher Warns of Threats to Independent Press

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Free Speech Week Slated for Oct. 21 – 27, 2019

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Recent Court Briefs

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.

Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org
Government Edicts Doctrine Can Be Grounded in First Amendment

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Martin v. Rollins
Massachusetts Wiretapping Statute Collides With First Amendment

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Media Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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

October 19-25, 2020

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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