News Explore our recent press releases, latest updates and media mentions. If you are a member of the media and have inquiries, interview requests, or would like to join our press list, please contact Timothy Karr at 201-533-8838, or reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Free Press media kit. Press Releases Diversity in Media Ownership Free Press Slams FCC Attempt to Undermine Court Victory Restoring Media-Ownership Limits November 7, 2019 Earlier this fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit condemned the FCC’s fraught deregulation and ordered it to do its job. Internet Access Media Consolidation The Trump FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Approve the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger November 5, 2019 The merger would leave the United States with just three viable nationwide wireless-service providers. Privacy Free Press Action: The Eshoo-Lofgren Online Privacy Act Recognizes That Privacy Rights Are Civil Rights November 5, 2019 WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced a comprehensive privacy bill to protect internet users. Surveillance House Members Call for Urgent Reforms to PATRIOT Act Surveillance Powers October 31, 2019 WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, 20 members of Congress sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee leaders demanding reforms to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Updates Net Neutrality Local Journalism Media Accountability Diversity in Media Ownership Surveillance What We've Been Up To September 4, 2019 From urging platforms to ban white supremacists to telling advertisers to #DropFox, Free Press Action has been working on a bunch of crucial campaigns this summer. Surveillance The FBI vs. Black Lives August 23, 2019 The FBI is using undercover agents to track Black activists. And the Bureau is prioritizing these investigations over ones involving white supremacists. Local Journalism Stories of AC: Tales of Success, Hardships and Resilience May 15, 2019 We’re thrilled to announce that the first articles were published for Stories of Atlantic City, a collaborative-journalism project. Net Neutrality Net Neutrality Won in the House. Now It's on to the Senate. April 12, 2019 Before the final gavel dropped on the vote in the House, skeptics rang out in a chorus of “What about McConnell?!” To them, we say: Challenge accepted. Mentions Privacy Democrats' New Online Privacy Bill Heralded as Chance to Build 'Alternative Road to a Digital Future' November 5, 2019 The legislation aims to strengthen online user protections and increase accountability for major technology companies. Internet Access Media Consolidation Rosenworcel: T-Mobile/Sprint Meld Means Cozy Wireless Oligopoly November 5, 2019 Critics of the deal, including FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Starks and advocacy group Free Press, were quick to weigh in on the agency's official approval. Future of Journalism Facebook's News Initiative Papers Over a Deeper Problem for the News Media November 4, 2019 If we want to get serious about reversing journalism’s downward economic spiral, a digital-ad tax is a good place to start. Free & Open Internet Twitter's Political-Ad Ban Puts More Pressure on Facebook October 30, 2019 The change in Twitter's policy comes as the debate over political messages on social media intensifies ahead of the 2020 elections.