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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • Latino Advocates Take Center Stage at the National Conference for Media Reform

    March 22, 2013

    Many of our nation’s leading Latino activists, journalists, artists and media policy advocates will play a key role in the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on April 5–7.

  • Unlocking Mobile Freedom: Four Reasons to Free Our Phones Now

    March 22, 2013
    Your computer has died and you’re ready to upgrade. So you stroll into your friendly neighborhood Best Buy and get a great deal on a top of the line laptop. Let’s call it the DellovoMagicbook Pro. There’s one hitch: You have to sign a two-year contract with your local Internet provider to get online.
  • Get LOST in Denver

    March 21, 2013
    I’m an actress, a partner and a mother who cares about truth and justice. That’s why I’m taking part in the National Conference for Media Reform. I wanted to speak out because I’ve had enough — enough of the way Big Media exploit the apathy, paralysis and delusion they have deliberately fostered. They make changing our world for the better seem impossible. But they’re wrong — change IS possible.
  • Art Meets Activism at the National Conference for Media Reform

    March 21, 2013

    In just two weeks, Denver will be inundated with journalists, activists and media makers all coming together for the National Conference for Media Reform. But one of the things that sets this conference apart from the rest is the key role of artists and performers — from world-renowned musicians to politically inspired comedians to Denver’s very own DJs.

  • No News Is Not Good News

    March 21, 2013

    For too long, media companies have slashed newsroom jobs and replaced hard-hitting journalism with celebrity gossip, sensational crime stories and pay-for-play content. They defended these decisions by arguing that they were just giving the people what they want.

  • Here's Why I'm Headed to Denver

    March 19, 2013
    There are just a few slots left for the National Conference for Media Reform. (You can get registered here.) Here’s why I’m going, along with thousands of other activists, media makers, techies and journalists.
  • Bury CISPA for Good

    March 19, 2013

    This week Internet advocacy groups — including the Free Press Action Fund — are uniting to protest CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

  • Our Chance to Free Our Phones for Real

    March 14, 2013

    We finally have a real chance to free our phones. Last month, more than 100,000 people told the White House that cellphone unlocking — configuring your phone so it’ll work on other networks — should be legal again.

  • War on Women

    March 12, 2013

    You might remember that lovely time known as Election 2012. What did we hear in the media? Politicians talking about “legitimate rape,” Rush Limbaugh attacking women who use birth control — and fights about whether women should ... umm ... maybe get paid the same as a dude doing the same job.

    Most women I know were left wondering how we ended up living in an episode of Mad Men.

  • Georgia's Internet Uprising

    March 12, 2013

    The movement to connect more people to high-speed Internet services scored a win in Georgia last Thursday. It’s a victory that should resonate in every U.S. community that is struggling to give people better Internet access.

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