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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

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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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In Big Win for Open-Internet Advocates, Senate Votes to Undo 2017 Net Neutrality Repeal
On Wednesday, the Senate voted 52–47 in favor of a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s unpopular 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality protections. The resolution, introduced by Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, would roll back the rule change, set to take...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Open-Internet Advocates Rally Nationwide as Senate Prepares Vote to Repeal FCC Attack on Net Neutrality
On Wednesday, 49 senators led by Sen. Ed Markey and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer filed a petition to formally discharge the resolution of disapproval reversing the December 2017 FCC decision that stripped internet users of Net Neutrality protections. The measure, proposed under the...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
In Strong Rebuke to FCC, California Joins Dozens of States Weighing Net Neutrality Legislation
On Wednesday, California State Senator Scott Wiener and several other state senators and assembly members introduced a comprehensive Net Neutrality bill to prohibit internet access providers from blocking or throttling websites and online services, or offering pay-to-play schemes that prioritize...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
More Mayors Sign Pledge to Protect Net Neutrality, Refusing to Do Business with Internet Providers That Don't
On Sunday evening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled MayorsForNetNeutrality.org , urging mayors and city leaders to sign the Cities Open Internet Pledge. The pledge requires all internet providers that do business with participating cities to follow strong Net Neutrality principles. It...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Free Press Sues the FCC for Dramatic Reversal of Media-Ownership Limits That Pave Way for Media Mergers
Free Press has joined Common Cause, Communications Workers of America and the Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ to file suit against FCC efforts to repeal local media-ownership limits. The petition for review, just filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Sen. Kennedy Introduces Fake Net Neutrality Legislation
On Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R–Louisiana) announced he had introduced anti-Net Neutrality legislation that is a companion to the so-called “Open Internet Preservation Act” introduced in the House by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) late last year. Kennedy’s legislation lacks many of the...
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