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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.

  • 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.
  • Keep Vulnerable Communities Connected

    September 12, 2013
    A coalition of more than 80 groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Lifeline program, which enables low-income U.S. residents to connect to basic communications services.
  • Where's Your Press Pass?

    September 12, 2013
    In 2008, Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman was arrested while covering protests outside the Republican National Convention — and police ripped her press credentials off her neck.
  • Enough Already: The Internet's Gotta Go

    September 11, 2013
    This morning I saw the light. After years of helping Free Press battle AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon and every other company that appeared to be ripping us off, offering subpar service and threatening to destroy everything we love about the Internet, I have come around to the other side.
  • What Does a Journalist Look Like?

    September 11, 2013
    What does a journalist look like? I’ve been asking myself this question for the last four years, ever since I sat on one of the ripped-up seats in the small Albuquerque radio station that houses Generation Justice and spoke into the unfamiliar microphone in front of me.
  • Legal Gymnastics Ensue in Oral Arguments for Verizon vs. FCC

    September 10, 2013
    On Monday, in a packed courtroom at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers for Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission faced rapid-fire questioning from the three judges who will decide whether the FCC’s Open Internet Order stands.
  • Fighting for Our Voices in a Digital World

    September 10, 2013
    Our nation’s Internet freedom is under attack — and the consequences for communities of color couldn’t be greater. To protect our communities' digital rights, Free Press and the Center for Media Justice, along with ColorOfChange and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, recently launched Voices for Internet Freedom.

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