First Amendment Watch Releases a Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police

New York University First Amendment Watch | June 10, 2020 In response to the nationwide demonstrations against police brutality,...

Floyd protests powered by freedoms of assembly, petition.

Two of our least-known freedoms, petition and assembly, are at the heart of our nation’s most profound changes.Today, those two freedoms are...

Our First Amendment rights must survive COVID-19

Can the government override our First Amendment rights with orders such as limits on public assemblies, faith-based gatherings and public protests during...

‘Be nice’ is not needed during crisis — but a free press is

“Be nice” — two words not found anywhere among the 45 words of the First Amendment. Also not found: “positive,” or “get ya”...

COVID-19: Getting good information as virus crisis unfolds

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org, or follow...

Google v. Oracle: Tech battle ultimately about free speech

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him...

‘Getting It Right’ — on Kobe Bryant and Everything Else

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on Twitter...

We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on Twitter...

No apology needed for good journalism – even when you don’t like it

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.org and follow him on...
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From NBA to Trump to our ears and eyes, how free speech works

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute. Email him at gpolicinski@freedomforum.organd follow him...