Press Releases

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

  • Free Press Joins Civic Coalition in Demand to FCC: Set Public Interest Obligations for Broadcasters

    April 20, 2004

    Washington, DC – As top officials from the Federal Communications Commission prepared to meet with the nation’s broadcasters in Las Vegas, a coalition of media activists, grassroots groups and public interest groups urged the FCC to provide clearly defined public interest obligations for licensees of the publicly owned airwaves.

  • FCC to host public hearing in Rapid City on May 26

    March 5, 2004

    Washington, DC -- Free Press, a national nonpartisan public interest group focused on media reform, today called on citizens to make their voices heard on behalf of diversity and localism in broadcasting at a public hearing held by the Federal Communications Commission in Rapid City. The FCC announced this week that the hearing is set for May 26.

  • Broadcasters Behaving Badly

    February 11, 2004

    Washington, DC — As both House and Senate committees held hearings on indecency in broadcast programming, Free Press founder Robert McChesney said today that the public outcry over the controversial Super Bowl half-time show is fresh reason for Congress to consider the consequences of the Federal Communications Commission's decision last June to dramatically relax media ownership limits.

  • Television stations betray educational programming obligations

    January 28, 2004

    Washington – Free Press released a 'Citizen's Issue Brief' today
    illustrating how commercial television stations are routinely shirking
    broadcast obligations for children's education. The public interest group is

  • CBS shuts out political speech

    January 22, 2004

    Washington, DC – The CBS network decided last week to prevent MoveOn.org from buying time during the Super Bowl to air an advertisement that criticizes the Bush administration’s run-up of the federal deficit.

  • ''A Christmas Gift to Rupert Murdoch''

    December 19, 2003

    Washington, DC – Free Press, a citizens group focused on media policy, criticized the FCC’s 3-2 vote today to approve NewsCorp’s takeover of the DirecTV satellite service.

  • FCC to host public hearing in San Antonio on January 28

    December 11, 2003

    Washington, DC - Free Press, a national nonpartisan public interest group focused on media reform, today called on citizens to make their voices heard on behalf of diversity and localism in broadcasting at a public hearing held by the Federal Communications Commission in San Antonio.

  • More than 1400 gather in Madison, WI for National Conference on Media Reform

    November 7, 2003

    Madison, WI - In the wake of widespread public concern about media concentration, more than 1,300 activists, lawmakers and leaders of consumer, civil rights and labor groups from around the country began meeting here today at the National Conference on Media Reform to discuss ways to promote communications policies that better represent the public interest.

    The conference, held at the Unive

  • Bipartisan Senate Coalition Votes to Roll Back New FCC Media Ownership Rules

    September 16, 2003

    (Washington, DC) - In a bipartisan 55-40 vote, the Senate today rolled back highly contentious Federal Communications Commission rules that would allow major media conglomerates to own an even larger percentage of the nation's media and permit cross-ownership of newspapers and TV stations in most communities.

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