Free speech depends on unfettered access to open and nondiscriminatory platforms. But the federal court ruling that struck down the Net Neutrality rules has made it permissible for Internet service providers like AT&T and Verizon to interfere with our speech online.
On Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai went head to head over joint sales agreements, which companies like the Sinclair Broadcast Group have used to skirt FCC rules and snap up TV stations nationwide.
Matt Wood was back on Capitol Hill today — this time, in the House of Representatives, where he testified about the sneaky tactics broadcasters use to dodge federal ownership rules and gobble up more stations.
During a bloody three-month period in Ukraine, nearly 200 journalists and press workers were beaten, harassed and intimidated. “We are seeing cases of intimidation, beatings and media censorship every day,” said Dunja Mijatovic.
Lady Gaga will make her South by Southwest debut this March with a Doritos-sponsored performance at Stubbs Bar-B-Q.
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