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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.

  • Free Press Tells CNN, NPR and Others That the Comcast Deal Is Terrible, Horrible, No Good and Very Bad

    February 18, 2014
    If you’ve been too busy shoveling snow and cursing Punxsutawney Phil to keep up with the news about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, never fear: Free Press has been making the media rounds and has all the details you need on why this merger spells disaster.
  • Throwing a Wrench in the Engine of Innovation

    February 14, 2014
    My parents are both small business owners, so I often look at current events through the lens of local economies and entrepreneurs. When a federal appeals court recently struck down the Net Neutrality rules, I was immediately concerned about the impact on businesses around the country.
  • Face It, Comcast Doesn't Love You

    February 14, 2014

    You know when it seems like you've met the one. They look goooood, and say all the right things. They even offer to pay for stuff. Then one day, you catch them sneaking around with the legislator or lobbyist next door (let's just call their "friend" ALEC, for conversational purposes), and you finally understand the difference between real investment and pretense. It's hard to admit you got played. It hurts. But Valentine's Day is a good time to face facts.

  • Comcast: For Valentine's Day, Just Break Up Already

    February 14, 2014
    You might know my buddy Comcast. As the country’s largest Internet and cable company, Comcast is super popular (or maybe just a super monopoly, but hey ... six of one/half a dozen of the other).
  • Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster

    February 13, 2014
    Comcast just announced that it’s buying Time Warner Cable. If approved, this outrageous deal would create a television and Internet colossus like no other.
  • Five Ways in Which Low Power FM Will Fire Up Public Radio

    February 13, 2014
    Today is World Radio Day. It’s the perfect time to talk about how Low Power FM stations will change the radio landscape in the United States.
  • For Online Equity We Need Net Neutrality

    February 12, 2014
    What's made the Internet so great for women (besides offering us fun and often hilarious ways of pointing out gender inequity) is how it’s allowed us all to sidestep the gatekeepers.
  • Six Standout Moments from the Day We Fight Back

    February 12, 2014
    On Tuesday, activists, celebrities, policymakers, journalists, businesses and organizations lit up the Internet to protest the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. By day’s end, 86,206 people had called their members of Congress and 178,227 people had sent emails to their elected officials.
  • U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings

    February 11, 2014
    According to a new report from Reporters Without Borders, there was a profound erosion of press freedom in the United States in 2013.
  • Take Part in the Day We Fight Back!

    February 11, 2014
    Whether you’re surfing the Web today for news or the latest Bieberdashian dirt, chances are you’re going to encounter sites displaying the banner for the Day We Fight Back — a global protest against mass surveillance.

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