http://freepress.netFrom freeing the iPhone to the fight for low power FM radio, Free Press Executive Director Josh Silver updates you on what's happening in media reform for July 2009.Learn more and get involved athttp://freepress.net
http://www.freepress.net/freemyphone Free Press launched FreeMyPhone, a campaign that calls on leaders in Washington to open up wireless networks and promote consumer choice. The Senate Commerce Committee discussed the consumer wireless experience at a hearing, following a letter sent earlier this week to the Federal Communications Commission laying out concerns of committee members about exclusive deals struck between wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. Learn more and take action at http://www.freepress.net/freemyphone
http://freepress.net June 16, 2009 Free Press is urging the Senate to move swiftly to confirm Julius Genachowski as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. At his nomination hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, Genachowski called the FCC "a 21st-century agency for the information age." He described his vision for the agency as "a model for excellence in government -- fighting for consumers and families, fostering investment and innovation via open, fair and data-driven processes."
“A government without newspapers, a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts is not an option for the United States of America.”
http://freepress.net Free Press Senior Program Director Craig Aaron talks about the FCC's recent move to open public input into a national broadband plan for America.
http://freepress.net Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott delivers petitions from 15,000 Americans demanding that taxpayer money be used only to fund open and neutral Internet projects. The petition was delivered as part of Ben Scott's testimony at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, March 23, 2009.
http://freepress.net In a special comment on corporate greed, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann calls for re-regulating America's Big Media monopolies.
http://freepress.net Truthdig's Robert Scheer connects the dots between America's economic crisis, journalism crisis and media ownership.