FCC Plan to Gut Media Ownership Rules Would Benefit Rupert Murdoch

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 5:57 pm

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski would like the FCC to vote on a plan to gut media ownership rules. If approved, News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, who has been considering buying more media, would benefit. The proposal would also allow for more media consolidation. Using innocuous language to describe a proposal that should [...]

Interview: Free Press’ Josh Stearns on Importance of Tracking Journalist Arrests

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 4:51 pm

One year ago today, Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street had built an encampment, was raided. During the raid and after, the police arrested a number of journalists and attacked some of them (in addition to the occupiers there who were roughed up and arrested). It was one of the first times that became clear [...]

Groups Call on Justice Department to Protect Right to Record

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 4:37 pm

Nine groups, which regularly defend free speech and digital rights, have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Justice Department to protect the right to record by examining the arrests of people, who have been documenting Occupy protests. The letter carries extra significance because today is World Press Freedom Day and the [...]

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