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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.

  • A Privacy-Killing Surveillance Machine

    April 15, 2013
    Imagine if Facebook, Google and Twitter built a privacy-killing surveillance machine to help the federal government spy on us. If Congress passes the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week (the same CISPA that withered in Congress last year), we’ll be one step closer to that nightmare.
  • The Global Fight for Better Media

    April 11, 2013
    At the National Conference for Media Reform, one thing was clear to those of us who attended from abroad: This conference might need a new name. Media reform is not just a national concern, but an issue that crosses borders and affects communities around the world.
  • Saturday Rocked. So Will Sunday!

    April 7, 2013
    Where else but at the National Conference for Media Reform can you hear panelists in one room discussing drone warfare in Afghanistan and in another debating the relative merits of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman?
  • Anything Can Happen

    April 6, 2013

    Those who've visited the Conference Commons might have noticed a potted fern meandering around. And this fern doesn’t just walk — no, it also talks (about Net Neutrality, among other matters) as it senses people approaching.

    The Commons is, indeed, a place where anything can happen.

  • Come Play in Our Tech and Media Playground!

    April 6, 2013

    With tons of panel discussions on the conference slate, the National Conference for Media Reform is the place to be if you’re in the mood for riveting conversation.

    But sometimes it’s fun to can the talk and get right down to the nuts and bolts of doing.

  • Sock-It-to-Me Saturday

    April 6, 2013

    If you’re like me, you stayed up until the wee hours at our rocking Shake Your Media Maker Dance Party. (New definition for awesome: Hank Shocklee.) So maybe you’re feeling a little bleary-eyed this morning — but don’t even think about laying low. Grab a cup of joe, do 100 jumping jacks, shower in arctic water … do what it takes to perk yourself up for the many cool offerings we have lined up for you!

  • Lights, Camera, Film Festival

    April 5, 2013

    Where can you get Sundance-worthy films without having to wade through the celebrities and celebrity entourages who take over that once-humble film festival every January?

    At the National Conference for Media Reform Film Festival, of course!

    In fact, our film festival includes two Sundance winners — Middle of Nowhere and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry — and you won’t have to elbow aside Harvey Weinstein to get into the screenings.

  • We Heart Denver

    April 5, 2013

    We’re in love. In love — with Denver.

    Our host city has it all going on — which is why the conference program features many opportunities to explore the Mile High City.

  • Fabulous Friday

    April 5, 2013

    Here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the opening day of the National Conference for Media Reform!

  • Welcome to Denver!

    April 4, 2013

    Remember how much you looked forward to your birthday when you were a kid?  You’d dream about it months in advance, planning your party, thinking about the friends you’d invite, anticipating how much more grownup you’d feel when you could announce yourself as four or seven or — the Rolls Royce of birthdays — 10.

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