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  • St. Paul Mayor and Media Mum on Journalism Crackdown

    September 5, 2008

    In St. Paul this week, a new generation of media makers is under assault by the city’s mayor and law enforcement officers.

    These local officials think freedom of the press extends only to their allies in mainstream media.For the rest of us, practicing journalism is a crime.

  • Taking it Home

    June 8, 2008

    Phew! It's been a stellar weekend. But don't pack your bags quite yet. Sunday is as rollicking as the last two days, if only a bit shorter. These sessions, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., should not be missed.

  • America's Internet Future Looking Like Its Past

    March 21, 2008

    With news that AT&T and Verizon have just won the most significant chunks of available wireless spectrum, Americans face a future of more of the same: slower Internet speeds for prices that are far higher than what many people pay in Europe and Asia.

  • Comcast Blocking: First the Internet -- Now the Public

    February 25, 2008
    There was huge turnout at today's public hearing in Boston on the future of the Internet. Hundreds of concerned citizens arrived to speak out on the importance of an open Internet. Many took the day off from work  standing outside in the Boston cold  to see the FCC Commissioners. But when they reach the door, they're told they couldn't come in.
     
    The size of the crowd is evidence that many Americans don't want giant corporations like Comcast and Verzion to decide what we can do and where we can go on the Internet.
     

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