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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.

  • Internet Freedom: A Disturbing View from the Trenches

    October 4, 2013
    Is the Internet freedom movement a thing? That depends on who you ask, and where you live.
  • Tech Titans Jump the Shark

    October 3, 2013
    If Google’s motto is “Don’t be evil,” it has a lot of explaining to do. The company has reportedly joined the American Legislative Exchange Council — the corporate-funded group hell-bent on destroying the environment, disenfranchising voters, undermining teachers’ unions and eliminating gun-control laws.
  • Coverage of the Government Shutdown: Mainly an Epic Fail

    October 2, 2013
    As the government shuts down fundamental services — everything from day-care centers to health-care clinics — we need journalists to help us understand and adapt to this crisis.
  • Verizon Is Grossing Me Out

    October 1, 2013
    At a certain point you just get sick of what mega corporations are trying to get away with. Take Verizon. Here’s a company that makes its money selling Internet access … yet it wants to break the way the Internet works.
  • Unconstitutional Searches and an Unaccountable Government

    September 27, 2013
    The U.S. border may be the next battleground for press freedom. Look at journalist Laura Poitras, who has been detained, interrogated and searched more than 40 times at the U.S. border.
  • Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

    September 25, 2013
    The NSA is creating a climate of fear, chilling free speech and violating our basic human rights. But a movement is building to change all of this. And we're about to take the next step.
  • Hey, Verizon: Don't Mess With Jeff Jarvis

    September 20, 2013
    Verizon picked a fight with the wrong person. When Verizon refused to activate his new Nexus 7 tablet, Jeff Jarvis knew just how to respond.
  • Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

    September 18, 2013
    Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content.
  • The Web We Want

    September 13, 2013
    Free Press and Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation have formed the Web We Want, a campaign to support global, national and regional efforts to make the Web universal, free and open. Our goal: creating a world where everyone, everywhere is free to collaborate and create without fear of censorship or persecution.
  • The Link That Landed a Journalist in Jail

    September 13, 2013
    Journalist Barrett Brown could face a 100-year prison term if he’s found guilty for linking to stolen information. He didn’t steal this information himself, nor did he post it online. He simply linked to it.

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