Rating: 4.77 stars 70 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 40 Main St. Suite 301 Florence MA 01062 USA
Results: Over the past 10 years, Free Press has engaged and mobilized millions of people in crucial media policy debates. Free Press and its 900,000 members have challenged the most egregious corporate and governmental attacks on the open Internet, press freedom and public broadcasting — and won some remarkable victories. • We exposed the companies messing with the open Internet and turned Net Neutrality — the principle that keeps the Internet free from discrimination — into a major issue discussed by the president, the press and millions of Web users. • We slowed runaway media consolidation, beating the FCC in court when it tried to gut media ownership rules and preventing Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers from expanding their empires. • We defeated numerous congressional attempts to cut funding for public broadcasting and passed legislation to create hundreds of new community radio stations. • We stopped the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile and defeated the SOPA/PIPA Web-censorship bills. • We united people from 130 countries around the Declaration of Internet Freedom and built broad coalitions to save the Internet and end unchecked surveillance. • We organized six National Conferences for Media Reform, bringing thousands of activists and advocates together. We also convened dozens of local hearings and events and held hundreds of public meetings with Washington officials. Free Press is celebrating more than 10 years of advocating for media that reflect the values of access, democracy, diversity, equality, freedom and openness. And we're just getting started!
Geographic areas served: the United States and beyond
Programs: • Save The Internet: We’re fighting to restore Net Neutrality — and put control of the Internet back in the hands of its users. •Fight for Media Diversity: We're analyzing media company mergers — like Comcast's bid to takeover Time Warner Cable — and mobilizing millions of people to demand that decision-makers act in the public interest. • Defend Press Freedom: We’re speaking out against attacks on journalists and protecting the First Amendment in the digital age. • StopWatching.Us: We’re at the center of a broad and diverse network of civil liberties groups working to rein in NSA spying. • Political Ad Transparency: We’re forcing political groups and broadcasters to come clean about who’s really behind attack ads. Want to know more about the impact Free Press' 900,000 members are making? Check out our 2013 Annual Report! http://www.freepress.net/2013-annual-report
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