Tim Karr

As the Campaign Director for Free Press and SavetheInternet.com, Karr oversees campaigns on public broadcasting and noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2011
House Goes Nuts Over Net Neutrality
Late Wednesday, Republican members of a key House Commerce subcommittee decided to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet. By a party-line vote of 15 to 8 they passed a "resolution of disapproval" that would strip the FCC of its ability to protect Internet users -- freeing up companies like Verizon and Comcast to block our right to speak freely and share information on the Internet.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Speaker Boehner's Space Odyssey
On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner ( R - AT&T ) chose the occasion of his first address outside Washington to take aim at Net Neutrality .
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Does Secretary Clinton Have a Double Standard on Internet Freedom?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday highlighted new U.S. Internet freedom policy that is designed to help democracy movements gain access to open networks and speak out against authoritarian regimes. According to Clinton, the program will provide $25 million in new grants to support "technologists and activists working at the cutting edge of the fight against Internet repression."
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Friday, January 28, 2011
One US Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown
The open Internet's role in popular uprising is now undisputed. Look no further than Egypt, where the Mubarak regime today reportedly shut down Internet and cell phone communications -- a troubling predictor of the fierce crackdown that has followed.
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Saturday, January 08, 2011
AT&T's Man in the White House
When President Obama said he was going to "bring change to Washington," no one expected William Daley to be his choice to get the job done. Obama's incoming chief of staff is about as corporate friendly as any Democratic insider can be, which is saying a lot.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Not Neutrality
On Tuesday FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gave AT&T a decision that was gift-wrapped for the holiday season. By a 3-to-2 vote , the FCC passed a rule that, in the chairman’s words, “protects Internet freedom.” If only that were true.
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured
Late Monday, a majority of the FCC's commissioners indicated that they're going to vote with Chairman Julius Genachowski for a toothless Net Neutrality rule. According to all reports, the rule, which will be voted on during tomorrow's FCC meeting, falls drastically short of earlier pledges by President Obama and the FCC Chairman to protect the free and open Internet.
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Friday, December 17, 2010
House Reps Take Stand for Real Net Neutrality
As members of the Federal Communications Commission prepare for a vote on Net Neutrality next week, some of Congress' most Internet-savvy members say the rule before the agency doesn't fully safeguard consumers nor clear even the lowest bar for real Net Neutrality protections.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Comcast Busted: New Tolls for Netflix Aren't All You Should Worry About
In the past 24 hours Comcast has been exposed committing blatant abuses of its power over all things media.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010
Net Neutrality Is Ready for Action. Is the FCC?
It's put up or shut up time on Net Neutrality. That’s what Rob Pegoraro wrote in the Washington Post earlier this week. And he’s right. The fate of the open Internet now rests in the hands of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. The chairman just needs to muster the courage to do right by the millions of Internet users who demand an Internet of, for, and by the people.
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