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...

Sunshine Letter Sent to MA Governor’s Council

Honorable Members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, In light of Sunshine Week 2022, we are sending you the attached letter requesting that you maintain the...
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Survey: More Americans see less media bias — but why?

Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org. Follow him on Twitter:...

On behalf of the First Amendment: ‘Dear Mr. President’

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your election victory. That’s a non-partisan congratulations. The First Amendment, with its 45 words...
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A Growing List: 2019 Threats to First Amendment Freedoms

First Amendment threats and defenses have, for much of the past 100 years, largely focused on protecting individual speech — the rights of any...

Raising our collective voice during Sunshine Week March 14-20

As journalists, we rely on open government and freedom of information principles to keep the public informed about their government. Too often,...

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...

Sunshine Week Participation Around New England

Last week was Sunshine Week and we are pleased that so many New England publications ran an editorial on the importance of open government...
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Farewell to two free spirit, free speech icons

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. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org. Follow him on Twitter:...

Thankful We Can Speak Our Minds This Thanksgiving

At the Freedom Forum, we’ve thought about creating T-shirts that read: “Free speech: Complicating Thanksgiving Dinner since 1791.” But...