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Luncheon Speakers

FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips (right) discussed a number of issues before the Federal Trade Commission, including privacy policy and net neutrality, at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in 

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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 First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution
October 18, 2017 | Foreword by Floyd Abrams

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

End Discrimination Against Digital Billboards
November 27, 2017 | By David L. Hudson, Jr.

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

A new era of American history begins when the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019 with one of the most …

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Free Speech Week has always been a time to celebrate freedom of expression. This year, however, perhaps there …

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TV Owners Need New Rules To Keep Pace
By Guest Author Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

We are living in the platinum age of television. Consumers are enjoying an abundance of movies, news, sports, and …

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Issue Watch

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is acknowledging that Russia-linked email addresses 

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai did the unveiling Tuesday (Nov. 20) in his monthly blog post on the items the FCC plans to vote 

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CNN dropped its lawsuit against the White House on Monday after officials told the network that they would restore 

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Richard Kaplar Named Institute President & CEO

New title designated by Board of Trustees at annual meeting.

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News Media Should Be Protected From Frivolous Lawsuits, Brief Argues

The Media Institute joined in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Van Dyke v. Retzlaff.

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ICYMI: Richard Kaplar Named Media Institute President & CEO https://t.co/kdfNfdnu91

Congratulations to Rick Kaplar, who will continue to bring strong leadership and new energy to @TheMediaInst. It’s a pleasure to serve with you! https://t.co/LpVslLw7PQ

See my latest blog: entitled "Muni Broadband’s Ominous Threat to the First Amendment" → https://t.co/8o1W0PUGzF @TheMediaInst #FreeSpeech

‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, honored two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly delivered keynote remarks.

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CHRIS WALLACE ON COLBERT

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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