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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cell phones on planes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 14, 2014 | Perspectives

The chairman “thinks he’s doing the right thing. But the future of the Internet can’t be left to one man’s supposedly good intentions.” Continue reading

Hands playing a guitar. (Photo: Ginny/Flickr)
May 13, 2014 | Perspectives

A fight that many creators don’t know is unfolding should be of paramount concern. Continue reading

David Carr, Susan Crawford
May 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Continue reading

Avaaz joins with other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC in Washington using a giant digital counter on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Avaaz)
Updated April 30, 2014 | Activism

As powerful media organizations and the government threaten to stifle free speech, a coalition of activists is fighting for your right to connect and communicate. Continue reading

From left, Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David Cohen, Time Warner Cable Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Arthur T. Minson, Jr., Public Knowledge President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Kimmelman,  Back9Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James L. Bosworth, Jr., Spot On Networks Chief Executive Officer Richard Sherwin, and University of Pennsylvania Law professor Christopher S. Yoo, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers."  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

All members of the Senate committee reviewing the merger that are up for reelection this year have profited from Comcast or Time Warner contributions. Continue reading

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cell phones on planes. Wheeler is joined at the witness table with FCC Commissioners from second from left, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ajit Pai, and Michael O'Rielly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

Congressional Democrats have introduced a law to restore Net Neutrality until the FCC comes up with a permanent solution. But what should that solution be? Continue reading

The Internet Must Go
January 16, 2014 | Blog

Learn more about what this week’s federal appeals court decision upturning the FCC’s rules on net neutrality means for the Internet. Continue reading

Wires hanging from the sky
January 15, 2014 | Blog

A DC circuit court has killed net neutrality. If the outcry is large enough, the FCC may take a stand. Continue reading

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 15, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 | Blog

Everything you need to know about the ‘Internet kill-switch.’ Continue reading

An October rally against NSA in Washington organized by StopWatching.Us, a coalition that includes Free Press. (Photo: Free Press/flickr)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Free Press’s Craig Aaron discusses the challenges the Obama administration and corporations are posing to a free press and a free Internet. Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company

John Nichols and Robert McChesney say the money and media complex is sabotaging our elections. Where do we go from here? Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill examines two major threats to democracy: the money and media election complex destroying our politics and the extraordinary surveillance invading our privacy. Continue reading

News Corp. headquarters in New York
October 25, 2013 | Blog

The fawning coverage of crony capitalists by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. does America a disservice. Continue reading

Free Press's big media monopoly Google map
October 22, 2013

Since the mid-1990s, four companies have been devouring local TV stations across the United States. Continue reading

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