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.

  • Help Build and Protect the Future of the Web

    December 5, 2013
    Millions of people have helped make the Web the amazing, essential thing that it is. So when the Web turns 25 in 2014, we’ll need millions of people to help secure the Web’s future.
  • New Struggles in the Fight for Press Freedom

    December 4, 2013
    This week the British Parliament held an anti-terrorism hearing and the main witness was a newspaper editor, Alan Rusbridger. Rusbridger’s paper, the Guardian, has been under enormous pressure from U.K. authorities for its reporting on U.S. and U.K. mass surveillance programs.
  • The Gift That Keeps on Giving

    December 4, 2013
    How would you like to give to Free Press — without spending a single penny of your hard-earned cash?
  • Mixed Messages from Tom Wheeler

    December 3, 2013
    New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler gave his first major speech on Monday. He described himself as an “an unabashed supporter of competition.” That’s big news since the FCC hasn’t taken the c-word seriously in quite a while.
  • Things We're NOT Thankful For

    December 2, 2013
    It’s December ... so let the end-of-year madness begin! There’s a whole lot to be thankful for this year, but the list of things we could do without is just as long. (Maybe even longer.)
  • Hey FCC, Come Visit Me!

    November 26, 2013
    Here’s something to be thankful for: Tom Wheeler, the new Federal Communications Commission chairman, is saying he’s all about representing the people — and not big industry.
  • The Need for Listening and Empathy in Journalism

    November 26, 2013
    Two recent blog posts raise this question: Just how often do news organizations actually listen to their communities?
  • The Deadly Cost of News

    November 21, 2013
    In 2010, we set out to make the documentary Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News. As we began researching, one thing became clear: There are often no consequences for those who persecute journalists.
  • Round Two for the Web We Want

    November 21, 2013
    The Web We Want campaign, a collaboration between Free Press and the World Wide Web Foundation, recently announced its second round of small-grant recipients. Winning applicants come from around the world and are on the front lines of a range of important issues.
  • Go Bigger, Get Louder

    November 20, 2013
    We just hit a major milestone: the big 1-0. That’s right: Free Press is celebrating its first double-digit birthday!


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