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 Internet Access Diversity in Media Ownership Media Consolidation T-Mobile’s Proposed Sprint Takeover Teeters Toward Collapse as Regulators Show Concerns April 17, 2019 According to multiple media reports, Department of Justice antitrust lawyers have told T-Mobile and Sprint they are unlikely to approve their proposed $26.5 billion deal. Diversity in Media Ownership Media Consolidation Public-Interest and Consumer Groups Deliver 60,000 Petitions from People Opposed to T-Mobile’s Takeover of Sprint April 16, 2019 More than 60,000 Americans registered their opposition to the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger in a new petition submitted to the FCC on Tuesday. Privacy Free Press Action: The Privacy Bill of Rights Act Protects People from the Internet Economy’s Worst Abuses April 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — On Friday, Sen. Ed Markey introduced a privacy bill of rights that would help safeguard internet users from some of the data economy’s worst abuses. Diversity in Media Ownership In Lawsuit Filing, Free Press and Allies Condemn the FCC for the Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership April 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — On Friday, Free Press and several allies filed a reply brief challenging the FCC’s repeal and relaxation of several of its broadcast-ownership rules. Updates 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. Net Neutrality Here's What You Can Do to Pass the Save the Internet Act April 3, 2019 This just in: A key House committee passed the Save the Internet Act. This is a huge victory — and now we need to get ready for the floor vote. Local Journalism Say 'Thanks' to Journalists Retiring from the Charlotte Observer March 11, 2019 Three of the journalists who retired worked with Free Press’ News Voices: North Carolina project to make sure that residents have a greater voice in local media. Privacy Surveillance Don't Let the Dems Cave to Trump on Any Walls February 13, 2019 As Trump once again holds Congress hostage, the Democrats leading the budget negotiations are bending to his will and proposing something called a “smart border.” Mentions Net Neutrality House Democrats Pass Bill to Restore Net Neutrality April 10, 2019 Democrats made good on a campaign promise by passing legislation that would effectively reinstate, in its entirety, the 2015 Open Internet Order. Net Neutrality Save the Internet Act Passes in House -- But Senate's a Problem April 10, 2019 The Save the Internet Act faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. Internet Access Net Neutrality The White House Is Using Fuzzy Math to Justify Net Neutrality Veto April 9, 2019 Broadband really is getting faster, but it has nothing to do with the end of Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality 'Call Your Freakin' Reps': Pressure on Congress to Restore Net Neutrality or Face Public Wrath April 8, 2019 Open-internet campaigners urged the public to call their representatives to demand they pass the bill without any telecom-friendly amendments attached.