Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Thousands Call on St. Louis County Prosecutor to Drop Charges Against Two Journalists

    November 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON — On Monday evening, lawyers for journalists Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post urged the St. Louis County court to dismiss charges that the reporters trespassed and interfered with a police officer. The two journalists were among the many people documenting police activity during the Ferguson demonstrations in August 2014.

  • Free Press Mourns Wally Bowen

    November 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON — North Carolina media activist and community media innovator Wally Bowen passed away Tuesday in Asheville, North Carolina. Bowen was the co-founder of the Mountain Area Information Network, a nonprofit Internet service provider, Low Power FM broadcaster and community hub. He was a nationally known advocate for local self-reliance through local ownership of media infrastructure.

    Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

  • T-Mobile’s Arbitrary Data Caps Make No Sense

    November 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced plans to exempt selected streaming-video services from its customer data caps. The move, which favors video streams from Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, ESPN and a handful of leading brands, will go into effect beginning Nov. 15, according to T-Mobile.
  • Free Press to FCC: Comcast Must Answer for Unnecessary Data Caps

    November 4, 2015
    WASHINGTON — According to news reports Wednesday, cable Internet provider Comcast continues to dramatically expand its practice of imposing broadband-usage caps and overage fees on Comcast users in cities across the nation.
  • ADVISORY: Free Press to Convene News Voices: New Jersey Event in New Brunswick

    November 4, 2015
    NEW BRUNSWICK — News Voices: New Jersey is bringing together community members, journalists, media makers, activists and others in New Brunswick on Nov. 11. The three-hour forum is an opportunity to brainstorm about the future of local journalism and its role in our communities.
  • Free Press Action Fund Condemns Senate Passage of CISA

    October 27, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Senate today voted 74-21 to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), legislation that offers blanket immunity to companies sharing vast quantities of their users’ private data with government authorities.
  • Free Press Praises the FCC’s Prison-Phone Decision

    October 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reduce the exorbitant cost of prison-phone calls charged to incarcerated people and their families. Among other improvements, the ruling caps rates for local and in-state long-distance inmate calling and cuts by up to 50 percent the agency’s cap adopted in August 2013 on state-to-state long-distance calls.
  • NHMC Lauds FCC for Approving Prison-Phone Rate Reform

    October 22, 2015
    The National Hispanic Media Coalition applauds the FCC for taking a major step in combating the unjust financial burden placed on incarcerated people and their families.
  • The FCC Vote Is In, Overcharging Prisoners’ Families Is on Its Way Out

    October 22, 2015
    "It’s long past time to reform the unreasonable rates predatory companies impose upon on a captive consumer base,” said Malkia A. Cyril, executive director at the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network.
  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny Charter Takeover of Time Warner Cable

    October 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a “petition to deny” Charter Communications’ proposed $78.7 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, presents a definitive account of how the deal fails both the public interest and the antitrust tests required for regulatory approval.


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