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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.

  • Hacking Partisanship

    October 21, 2013
    Washington likes to talk bipartisanship. During the government shutdown, elected officials from both parties clogged the airwaves with rhetoric about crossing over, finding common cause with political foes and ending the standoff.
  • A New Call to Protect Acts of Journalism

    October 17, 2013
    More people than ever are participating in journalism. In a new paper we’re releasing today, we profile some of these journalists and highlight the emerging consensus around a new vision for press freedom, one that protects all acts of journalism.
  • Taking the Fight for Privacy to the Streets

    October 16, 2013
    It’s been four months since Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying regime. Since then, we’ve discovered that the agency tracks our phone calls, our emails, our browsing history and our contacts. It also tracks our contacts’ contacts … and their contacts.
  • Free Press Tells Holder to Stop Harassing Journalists

    October 11, 2013
    Today Free Press delivered 78,000 petition signatures to Attorney General Eric Holder with a simple message: Leave journalists alone.
  • Committee to Protect Journalists Report Gauges the Press Freedom Crisis

    October 10, 2013
    It’s nearly impossible to gauge the full impact of harassment of the press. How do you measure the stories that go untold because a journalist felt intimidated?
  • The Web We Want Awards Its First Grants

    October 9, 2013
    Last month, our Web We Want campaign announced the launch of our Small Grants program, through which we made a limited number of small grants to national and global digital rights campaigning efforts.
  • Internet Freedom: A Disturbing View from the Trenches

    October 4, 2013
    Is the Internet freedom movement a thing? That depends on who you ask, and where you live.
  • Tech Titans Jump the Shark

    October 3, 2013
    If Google’s motto is “Don’t be evil,” it has a lot of explaining to do. The company has reportedly joined the American Legislative Exchange Council — the corporate-funded group hell-bent on destroying the environment, disenfranchising voters, undermining teachers’ unions and eliminating gun-control laws.
  • Coverage of the Government Shutdown: Mainly an Epic Fail

    October 2, 2013
    As the government shuts down fundamental services — everything from day-care centers to health-care clinics — we need journalists to help us understand and adapt to this crisis.
  • Verizon Is Grossing Me Out

    October 1, 2013
    At a certain point you just get sick of what mega corporations are trying to get away with. Take Verizon. Here’s a company that makes its money selling Internet access … yet it wants to break the way the Internet works.

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