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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • AT&T's Latest Out-of-Control Net Neutrality-Killing Scheme

    February 5, 2014
    AT&T just filed a patent that would help it define which Internet traffic is “permissible” and “non-permissible” on its network. This is exactly the scenario that supporters of Net Neutrality (read: everyone but the Internet service providers and their friends in Congress) have feared.
  • Share This, Save Net Neutrality, Take a Well-Earned Nap

    February 4, 2014
    There’s nothing funny about the recent court decision that struck down the Net Neutrality rules. Or is there?
  • Journalism Will Rise and Fall With Its Communities

    February 4, 2014
    Creating a sustainable future for journalism will demand an entirely new approach to building community around the news. Two stories from the past week drive that point home.
  • What's Really Boffo? Free Press' Week in the News

    February 3, 2014
    It’s been just a couple of weeks since a federal court struck down the Net Neutrality rules, but we at Free Press haven’t squandered a second in our fight to save the open Internet.
  • President Obama Confident FCC Will Use Its Authority to Save Net Neutrality

    February 1, 2014
    President Barack Obama on Friday affirmed his strong support for Net Neutrality and expressed confidence that the Federal Communications Commission will use its authority to protect the open Internet.
  • One Million People Stand Up for Their Rights to Connect and Communicate

    January 31, 2014
    At a community town hall in Oakland earlier this month, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, in reference to his previous gig, “I was a typical Washington player.” “My goal now,” he added, “in my new job, with my new responsibility, is to learn by listening.”
  • Why the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality

    January 31, 2014
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation says we shouldn’t trust the FCC to properly enforce Net Neutrality rules. As a close friend and ally of EFF, we at Free Press offer a respectful counter-argument to the notion that the FCC should not be in charge of ensuring the Internet remains free and open.
  • One Million Strong: Free Press-Led Coalition Tells FCC to Restore Net Neutrality

    January 30, 2014
    Amazing! On Thursday, Free Press led a coalition of organizations — including the ACLU, Avaaz, ColorOfChange, Common Cause, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, the Harry Potter Alliance, MoveOn, RootsAction and the Sierra Club — that delivered more than 1 million petitions to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to restore Net Neutrality.


  • Congressman to Journalist: "I'll Break You in Half"

    January 29, 2014
    After last night’s State of the Union address, a member of Congress threatened to throw a journalist off the balcony of the Capitol building. Sit with that for a moment.
  • The Impact of the Net Neutrality Ruling on People of Color

    January 27, 2014
    On Jan. 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. In its decision, the court said that the FCC lacked the authority to implement and enforce its Net Neutrality rules under the legal framework it had adopted. But what does this mean and why is the open Internet so essential for communities of color?

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