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Inaugural Day ‘open letter’ – to the rest of us

Gene Policinski, inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center....

Applications for New England First Amendment Institute Now Available

Applications are now open for the New England First Amendment Coalition's, tuition-free, First Amendment Institute in investigative journalism, awarded to 25 working...

2022 New England Muzzle Awards: Spotlighting 10 who diminish free speech

A Boston mayor who trampled on a religious group’s right to freedom of expression. A Worcester city manager who trampled on the public’s right...
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We Hate “False News” Even More Than We “Hate” On Social Media

We hate false information on social media even more than “hate speech” or personal attacks, says the 2018 State of the First Amendment survey released Thursday...

The First Amendment Right to Protest Has Limits

We often use our free speech rights at the top of our lungs and in public spaces to protest loudly, proudly and...
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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...

NEFAC Announces Journalism Fellows for New England First Amendment Institute

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the incoming class of fellows for its 2021 New England First Amendment Institute. Now in its 11th year,...
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At long last, the stuff of journalism

Gene Policinski, inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center....

Harsh words in presidential campaigns: Protected, nothing new

So, you think the already harsh language in this year’s presidential campaign is the worst ever?  Probably not —...
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What’s the ‘true threat’ to American journalism and democracy?

Threats to the survival of a free press seem much in the air these days, from the near daily online insults hurled from the...