Today marks the one-year anniversary of Julius Genachowski’s tenure as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Looking back on the last year, there have been small efforts made toward enacting policies that will ensure all Americans have access to fast, affordable Internet, but there is still much more to be done.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) passed a resolution last week in support of Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to reestablish its authority to regulate the broadband industry during its mid-year General Assembly meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Last week, outraged bloggers and the public flogged the Federal Communications Commission after The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency had held "closed-door meetings" with industry executives to broker a deal on Net Neutrality.
In 2008, Free Press reported that numerous journalists were arrested at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. while attempting to report on the event and related protests.
Now it appears that journalists are encountering violence and intimidation once again, this time from riot police at the G20 Summit in Toronto. Watch this video from The Real News journalist Jesse Freeston, who was punched by a police officer while trying to cover the demonstrations.
Free Press and SavetheInternet.com ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post today to further express our outrage that the Federal Communications Commission held closed-door meetings with industry representatives and lobbyists about important Internet policies.
The Wall Street Journal just reported that the Federal Communications Commission is holding "closed-door meetings"with industry to broker a deal on Net Neutrality – the rule that lets users determine their own Internet experience.