Free Press

Rating: 4.77 stars   70 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 40 Main St. Suite 301 Florence MA 01062 USA

Mission: Free Press fights for your rights to connect and communicate. Free Press is building a powerful nationwide movement to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism.
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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

For a few weeks, I was involved in Free Press via email list and didn't know truly what the organization was all about. I knew the cause that they were fighting, and I was definitely in support of them.

There was a conference call this past week for anyone who wanted to join, and I was blown away. The knowledge base, the consideration, and the overall professionalism of Free Press, makes me want to get even more involved. It seems like with so many people supporting the cause that a lot of people would go unnoticed, but I feel like Free Press is willing to give any person with passion a chance to change the fight.

Thank You!!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Free Press goes above and beyond to remain dedicated to educating and updating the connected public to the issues affecting communication and connectivity in our country. I was impressed that they offered a teleconference for the public to join and thought their speakers provided worthwhile perspectives and commentary.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I did not appreciate the severity of the threat to Internet freedom. I've always taken it for granted. Free Press made me very aware of what I might lose and continue to lose. In particular, because I realize how vital a role the Internet plays in places where there is very little freedom. We need this resource to be free of discrimination, tampering and censorship.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The work that Free Press is doing cannot be understated. In this world of corporate rule they are showing everyone that with determination we can make government work for us.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been following them with respect to the net neutrality debate. From what I have seen they do a lot of work in coordinating people into action. They recently had a phone conference open to the public in which they outlined their process in times ahead. Especially on how to fight congressional pushes to try to pass laws overriding FCC's recent decision.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Great group with dedicated member of management. Grassroots members are amazing, brave and loyal to the cause. The Internet is a place for all and no one, not even government should claim it as their own for their interest. The conference call today, open my eyes that with the right push and effort, we could turn the table and help to maintain the rights for free speech even in the cyberspace.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This group works very hard at trying to make sure we get news that is truthful and they are working very hard on net neutrality.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was quite surprised that Free Press has such a small group of people who effectively take on national problems and concerns.
They are working hard to fight for internet freedom that is to the public interest, yet it is a shame that most of the public is still not aware of their efforts or not much at all. They should get whole a lot more support and attention for what they are doing.
Looking at the webpage, I am really impressed by their staff's experience and abilities. They must be a top organization with exciting mission to draw so many excellent young people to work there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Free Press is doing some of the most important work in our day to make sure that the virtual public space of the internet remains free, democratic, and accessible to all. Their success is everyone's success. Great work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am continually amazed at how innovative Free Press is. They are amazing organizers who know how to build popular support for change. The work they're doing right now to save Net Neutrality and protect free expression online is so important. I'm honored to support this organization.

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