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FreePress

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Learn more at www.freepress.net

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
The Save The Internet Act Offers Real Net Neutrality Protections
On Wednesday, lawmakers from both chambers of Congress announced plans to introduce companion bills to repeal the Trump FCC’s disastrous 2017 decision to gut Net Neutrality protections. The Save The Internet Act would restore the entire 2015 Open Internet Order, including the rules it adopted, the...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Free Press Calls for Tax on Targeted Ads to Fund Civic-Minded Journalism
On Tuesday, Free Press released “ Beyond Fixing Facebook ,” a new report that calls for a tax on targeted online advertising to respond to the crisis in journalism and fund diverse, local, independent and noncommercial news and information. Authors Timothy Karr and Craig Aaron set forth a series of...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Jessica J. González Testifies Before Congress: Net Neutrality a Step Toward Remedying Structural Racism in Communications
What follows is the spoken testimony of Free Press Action Vice President of Strategy and Senior Counsel Jessica J. González, which will be delivered today before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. González is testifying in support of restoring the Federal...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Free Press and Free Press Action Release 2019 Policy Priorities
A new election means a new Congress — which means new opportunities for change. Early estimates show that more than 70 percent of newly elected Democratic members of Congress expressly campaigned on restoring Net Neutrality protections , and those are just the ones who made it an issue in their...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Civil-Rights, Anti-Hate and Open-Internet Groups Release 'Change the Terms' to Help Internet Companies Combat Hateful Activity Online
On Thursday , the Center for American Progress, Color Of Change, Free Press, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with a coalition of more than 40 groups, announced the release of Change the Terms, a set...
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Monday, October 01, 2018
Free Press Action Fund Hails Passage of California Net Neutrality Law, Denounces Justice Department Lawsuit
On Sunday night, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a strong pro-Net Neutrality law. Immediately after the governor signed the new law, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in federal court in California to prevent it from taking effect. The new law adopts open-internet rules similar to those...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
D.C. Circuit Dismisses Challenge to FCC’s Obsolete UHF Discount
On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Free Press and other petitioners seeking to overturn the FCC’s reinstated “UHF discount” had not established their standing in court to sue the agency over this rule change. Free Press had filed a challenge, alongside Common...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Net Neutrality Advocates to Congress: Sign the CRA Petition Before the FCC Repeal Takes Effect or Face the Internet's Wrath
Today, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and Free Press Action Fund announced plans for mass online actions on June 11, the day the FCC’s resoundingly unpopular repeal will go into effect. The groups behind BattleForTheNet.com, a site millions have used to contact their lawmakers in support of...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Activists to Rally June 7 Outside Sinclair Shareholders' Meeting to Protest Proposed Merger With Tribune Media
On Thursday , opponents to the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to grow its empire will gather outside the broadcast giant’s annual shareholders’ meeting to protest its proposed takeover of Tribune Media. Free Press Action Fund, which is suing the Federal Communications Commission for rulings that...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
More Than 40 Racial-Justice and Civil-Liberties Groups Call on DHS to Release Inflammatory 'Race Paper'
On Wednesday, more than 40 racial-justice and civil-liberties groups delivered a letter urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release an unredacted version of a memo referred to as the “Race Paper.” According to DHS, the memo allegedly covers efforts by U.S. authorities to monitor...
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