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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.

  • Unconstitutional Searches and an Unaccountable Government

    September 27, 2013
    The U.S. border may be the next battleground for press freedom. Look at journalist Laura Poitras, who has been detained, interrogated and searched more than 40 times at the U.S. border.
  • Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

    September 25, 2013
    The NSA is creating a climate of fear, chilling free speech and violating our basic human rights. But a movement is building to change all of this. And we're about to take the next step.
  • Hey, Verizon: Don't Mess With Jeff Jarvis

    September 20, 2013
    Verizon picked a fight with the wrong person. When Verizon refused to activate his new Nexus 7 tablet, Jeff Jarvis knew just how to respond.
  • Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

    September 18, 2013
    Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content.
  • The Web We Want

    September 13, 2013
    Free Press and Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation have formed the Web We Want, a campaign to support global, national and regional efforts to make the Web universal, free and open. Our goal: creating a world where everyone, everywhere is free to collaborate and create without fear of censorship or persecution.
  • The Link That Landed a Journalist in Jail

    September 13, 2013
    Journalist Barrett Brown could face a 100-year prison term if he’s found guilty for linking to stolen information. He didn’t steal this information himself, nor did he post it online. He simply linked to it.
  • Keep Vulnerable Communities Connected

    September 12, 2013
    A coalition of more than 80 groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Lifeline program, which enables low-income U.S. residents to connect to basic communications services.
  • Where's Your Press Pass?

    September 12, 2013
    In 2008, Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman was arrested while covering protests outside the Republican National Convention — and police ripped her press credentials off her neck.
  • Enough Already: The Internet's Gotta Go

    September 11, 2013
    This morning I saw the light. After years of helping Free Press battle AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon and every other company that appeared to be ripping us off, offering subpar service and threatening to destroy everything we love about the Internet, I have come around to the other side.
  • What Does a Journalist Look Like?

    September 11, 2013
    What does a journalist look like? I’ve been asking myself this question for the last four years, ever since I sat on one of the ripped-up seats in the small Albuquerque radio station that houses Generation Justice and spoke into the unfamiliar microphone in front of me.

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