FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks shared his views on a wide range of issues including access to high-speed broadband (his top priority), the future of media diversity, media ownership

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The National Association of Broadcasters and the network affiliate broadcaster associations are giving the FCC a lot to think about when it comes to …

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Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Mark Warner …

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The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has reportedly introduced a package of bills meant to rein in Big Tech by, among other things, requiring …

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

The use of facial recognition systems powered by algorithms and software continues to raise controversy given their potential use by law enforcement and …

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Our nation’s momentum toward accelerated COVID-19 vaccine distribution is fully apparent.  President Joe Biden has publicly urged state …

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One of the major unresolved issues in crafting comprehensive federal digital privacy legislation has carried over …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission filed …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the death of long-time Board member Kurt Wimmer: “We are extremely saddened by the passing …

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Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on FCC media ownership regulation in …

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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 and letter.

Right of Access Needed in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts

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Justice Dept. Urged To Consider Press Treatment in Police Inquiries

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Litigants Should Assume Liability for Seeking Frivolous Prior Restraint

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ICYMI - on #WorldPressFreedomDay @rcfp released their latest report based on data from the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, reviewing over 600 press freedom violations - including 438 physical attacks on journalists - in 2020 alone. Find the full report here: https://www.rcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Press-Freedom-Tracker-2020_FINAL.pdf

Hopefully will catch most of @EnergyCommerce hearing this morning. Intrigued if potential solutions to affordability focus on direct subsidies for consumers in need or harmful options like rate regulation/caps & limiting eligibility via inflated speeds. https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-broadband-equity-addressing-disparities-in-access-and

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
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

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
PRESS RELEASE
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