Luncheon Speakers

A lively debate on the future of children’s TV regulations pits former FCC official Gigi Sohn (right) against former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell (left) at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington …

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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.

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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Don’t Let Huawei Control 5G
By Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

President Trump has taken a firm stand against Huawei, the Chinese telecom behemoth – and for good reason. …

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Broadcasting Today: Energized by Innovation
By Guest Author Gordon Smith

There is a saying that goes, “Everybody has a story to tell.”  My own NAB Show story began a decade ago – almost to this day …

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Issue Watch

A politically divided FCC voted Wednesday (July 10) to give broadcasters more flexibility in providing educational/

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In a victory for drug companies and marketers, a federal district judge has vacated a Trump Administration rule

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Privacy groups are warning the Federal Trade Commission about not taking the right steps to rein in YouTube if it finds

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Recent Court Briefs, Letters

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

Letter to Environmental Protection Agency
EPA’s Rule Changes Would Undermine Freedom of Information Act

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ALDF v. Reynolds
Statute Outlawing Undercover Investigations Is Unconstitutional

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It pays to clean off your desk sometimes. I found this misplaced relic from 2016 when I had the honor of introducing @AjitPaiFCC at @TheMediaInst’s #FreedomofSpeech gala. The world has changed since 2016, but @AjitPaiFCC ‘s free speech principles have not. #FirstAmendment

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‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA
OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Media Institute will honor 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 will deliver keynote remarks. Reservation information coming soon … mark your calendar now!

Press Release

2018 ‘Free Speech America’ Gala Honoring Chris Wallace and Cathy Hughes

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October 21-27, 2019

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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