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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.

  • 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.
  • Internet S.O.S.

    September 9, 2013
    Is the Internet in critical condition? These latest revelations only heighten our sense that nothing we say or do online is secure or private.
  • The Battle Over Online Free Speech Starts Today

    September 9, 2013
    Sept. 9 is the next front in the long-running battle over what we can do and say online. That’s the day Verizon will face the Federal Communications Commission in court over the agency’s Net Neutrality protections, which the company wants to overturn.
  • Activists Lobby Sen. Amy Klobuchar to Support the Cable Bill

    August 30, 2013
    Earlier this month, I visited Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office to urge her to support the Television Consumer Freedom Act. This bill is a good way to begin to reform our deeply flawed video market.
  • Where Are the Women?

    August 28, 2013
    At the exact moment that I’m writing this, the New York Times homepage is displaying stories authored by 35 men — and eight women. And three of those eight articles were coauthored with men.

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