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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said there is no reason to regulate Internet service providers under Title II other than expanding government control. He said the …  Read More »

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Supreme Court Likely To Reject Limits on White House Social Media Contacts

The Supreme Court seemed prepared March 18 to reject a Republican-led effort to sharply limit the federal government from pressuring social media  … Read More »

FCC Cracks Down on Pay TV ‘Junk Fees’ With New ‘All-In Pricing’ Order

By a 3-2 party-line vote, the Federal Communications Commission on March 14 approved a report and order that would require cable and satellite  … Read More »

House Passes TikTok Crackdown That Could Ban App in U.S.

The House overwhelmingly passed a measure March 13 to force TikTok to split from its parent company or face a national ban, a lightning offensive … Read More »

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

Local Approach May Be Key to Combating Digital Discrimination
By Stuart N. Brotman

Remember when the “digital divide” was developed as a shorthand to describe those Americans who had broadband network access compared to those   …  Read More »

Threats on Campuses Need To Be Dealt With Directly
By Stuart N. Brotman

The recent explosive congressional hearing with presidents from among some of the nation’s most elite universities – Harvard, MIT, and the University of   …  Read More »

Henry Kissinger: RIP for America’s First TV Diplomat
By Stuart N. Brotman

“Hang up the phone and come by my office now so we can chat.” Whenever I heard those words in that familiar German-inflected low register   …  Read More »

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.

Intervention by Media Outlets To Challenge Access Restrictions Is Essential

Physician’s Public-Official Status Is Key Under California Anti-SLAPP Law

Identities of State University Committee Members Should Be Public

TMI Board Chairman Dick Wiley (right) received the 2023 Edward F. McLaughlin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA) at the Plaza Hotel in New York on March 6, 2023. Pictured with Dick is BFOA Chairman Scott Herman.

(photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

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Free Speech Week website

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

October 21-27, 2024
Thursday, October 19, 2023


The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala took place on October 19, 2023, at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. We honored Bob Woodward with our Freedom of Speech Award and Michael Powell with our American Horizon Award.

Bob Woodward, Author

Bob Woodward
Freedom of Speech Award

Michael Powell

Michael Powell
NCTA President & CEO
American Horizon Award

Michael Powell

Curtis LeGeyt
NAB President & CEO
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