Freedom Forum Fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. The Freedom Forum’s mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

Established July 4, 1991, by founder Al Neuharth, the Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) foundation that advances First Amendment freedoms through initiatives that include the Religious Freedom Center, NewseumED, the Power Shift Project, the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, the Chips Quinn Scholars and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. The Freedom F

Established July 4, 1991, by founder Al Neuharth, the Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) foundation that advances First Amendment freedoms through initiatives that include the Religious Freedom Center, NewseumED, the Power Shift Project, the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, the Chips Quinn Scholars and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. The Freedom F

Operating as usual

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those...
10/26/2021

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those freedoms are vital.

Learn #WhereAmericaStands: https://bit.ly/3EFElpl

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those freedoms are vital.

Learn #WhereAmericaStands: https://bit.ly/3EFElpl

The founders of the United States made religion the first freedom protected from government interference in the First Am...
10/25/2021
Explore the First Amendment Freedom of Religion | Freedom Forum

The founders of the United States made religion the first freedom protected from government interference in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Learn more about freedom of religion and the First Amendment. https://bit.ly/3oHwwHt

Explore the First Amendment Freedom of Religion Meet Our Religious Freedom Experts The Freedom Forum’s religious freedom experts educate the public about religion, law and civic engagement so that communities are equipped to protect the rights of people of all religious traditions and none. Our st...

The News Leaders Association finds journalism operations reluctant to report on their diversity efforts as it extends it...
10/25/2021
Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

The News Leaders Association finds journalism operations reluctant to report on their diversity efforts as it extends its annual newsroom diversity survey. https://bit.ly/3vG0908

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd's killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive. The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its survey about employment pra...

57% of Americans know that the First Amendment protects hate speech. But there’s less agreement about what exactly const...
10/25/2021
First Five Live – The First Amendment: Where America Stands on Hate Speech

57% of Americans know that the First Amendment protects hate speech. But there’s less agreement about what exactly constitutes hate speech, who gets to define it and whether preventing it should be prioritized over protecting free speech.

Watch our latest program to see #WhereAmericaStands and hear two experts, Nadine Strossen and Thane Rosenbaum, answer questions on this tough topic. https://bit.ly/30Ov4fj

Free speech faces increasingly complex and urgent tests, many centered on hostile or hateful expression and how, or if, it should be moderated.“The First Ame...

What do a Snapchatting high school cheerleader and a Cardi B lyric-tweeting pharmacy school student have in common? Both...
10/25/2021
Perspective: Cardi B lyrics on Twitter shouldn’t mean expulsion for pharmacy school student – they’re free speech | Freedom Forum

What do a Snapchatting high school cheerleader and a Cardi B lyric-tweeting pharmacy school student have in common? Both faced consequences from their schools for their social media posts.

First Amendment Fellow David L. Hudson Jr. shares why colleges should follow the lead the Supreme Court set for high schools in the cheerleader case by protecting, not punishing, students’ online expression. https://bit.ly/3vFZGuU

Professionalism codes threaten students’ off-campus expression Many colleges and universities use professionalism codes to justify disciplining students for off-campus, online expression. Such codes impose a cult of conformity upon students and threaten student free-speech rights. Consider the cas...

Facebook will now identify activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures, moderating content about them more...
10/25/2021
EXCLUSIVE Facebook to change rules on attacking public figures on its platforms

Facebook will now identify activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures, moderating content about them more strictly than it does for celebrities or elected officials, to protect against harassment and bullying. https://reut.rs/3C5lmTo

Facebook Inc will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week.

Increasingly rancorous public meetings have lately tested the limits of “peaceable assembly,” Gene Policinski, Freedom F...
10/25/2021
Free Speech Rights At Risk: Why The DOJ Is Targeting School Board Meetings

Increasingly rancorous public meetings have lately tested the limits of “peaceable assembly,” Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum senior fellow, wrote recently.

But the Department of Justice decision to investigate the rash of violence and threats at local public meetings is overreach by the White House and a political ploy by Attorney General Merrick Garland, says Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. https://bit.ly/3C31uR3

An ugly action by the Biden Administration that threatens our constitutional right to free speech must be forcefully challenged and rescinded.

“Presumably, people who [would ban hate speech] think that no one would ever call their belief system ‘hate speech.’ And...
10/25/2021
Speech - The First Amendment: Where America Stands

“Presumably, people who [would ban hate speech] think that no one would ever call their belief system ‘hate speech.’ And yet, 45% admit that they sometimes do not speak for fear of ‘punishment.’” —Bradley A. Smith, Institute for Free Speech

More findings on free speech from #WhereAmerica Stands. https://bit.ly/2YOQXdl

Speech Support for free speech – the best-known of the five First Amendment freedoms – faces increasingly complex and urgent tests. Many revolve around hostile or hateful expression and if or how it should be moderated. More than three-quarters (78%) of Americans can name speech as a First Amend...

Have you ever censored your thoughts online because you were worried about blowback? You’re not alone. Almost half of Am...
10/24/2021
Home - The First Amendment: Where America Stands

Have you ever censored your thoughts online because you were worried about blowback? You’re not alone. Almost half of Americans feel the same way. And most feel being PC limits free speech.

Learn more about #WhereAmericaStands https://bit.ly/3aMg7Mr #FreeSpeechWeek

A Divided America Still Valuesthe First Amendment Americans’ views of the First Amendment are as diverse and divided as the country itself, but it remains valued and vital for nearly all Americans, according to a recent Freedom Forum survey. Powered by FREEDOM FORUM THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S....

A hallmark of democracy, free speech allows people to criticize the government without fear of being punished. See how d...
10/24/2021
Explore the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech | Freedom Forum

A hallmark of democracy, free speech allows people to criticize the government without fear of being punished.

See how dedicated we are to raising public awareness of the importance of freedom of speech. https://bit.ly/3dTc3uI

A hallmark of democracy, free speech allows people to criticize the government without fear of being punished. Free speech sets the stage for fiery presidential debates and allows campaign ads that are sentimental or searing.

Explore our YouTube channel as we share the stories of Americans who have exercised their First Amendment rights to igni...
10/24/2021
Freedom Forum - YouTube

Explore our YouTube channel as we share the stories of Americans who have exercised their First Amendment rights to ignite change. https://bit.ly/3nksp3c

The Freedom Forum’s mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocac...

"A new trend of religious speech and association claims being pitted against state anti-discrimination laws, reproductiv...
10/24/2021
First Amendment News 315: Do religious speech and association cert. petitions filed by Clement, Waggoner, and others portend new trend in First Amendment law? - FIRE

"A new trend of religious speech and association claims being pitted against state anti-discrimination laws, reproductive freedom policies and various forms of public prayer in government settings” is emerging, writes First Amendment scholar and author Ronald K.L. Collins. https://bit.ly/3pjkhUC

There is a new trend of religious speech and association claims being pitted against state anti-discrimination laws, reproductive freedom policies, and more

10/24/2021
Free Speech Week

It’s #FreeSpeechWeek! So shout what you want to say from the rooftops. Go ahead, the government can’t stop you.*

*except for the stuff you actually can’t say that we don’t have room to list out so check out this video to learn more.

We surveyed more than 3,000 people for #WhereAmericaStands. We also interviewed dozens of survey participants to get mor...
10/24/2021
For These 5 Americans, the First Amendment Is an Everyday Essential | Freedom Forum

We surveyed more than 3,000 people for #WhereAmericaStands. We also interviewed dozens of survey participants to get more insight into their thoughts about the First Amendment. Many, like these five, don’t just love the First Amendment — they live it. https://bit.ly/3vam0MK

The First Amendment isn’t just lofty language. For many Americans, including five we asked about it, it’s 45 words that they are living every day. The Freedom Forum surveyed more than 3,000 people in late summer 2020 to find how their values and attitudes shape their feelings about the First Ame...

First Amendment freedoms belong to the people. The resources we provide and the conversations we inspire enlighten Ameri...
10/24/2021

First Amendment freedoms belong to the people. The resources we provide and the conversations we inspire enlighten Americans about how to use their rights to advance causes that matter to them, their families and their communities.

Learn more about our work. #FirstForAll30 https://bit.ly/2SfGG4n

First Amendment freedoms belong to the people. The resources we provide and the conversations we inspire enlighten Americans about how to use their rights to advance causes that matter to them, their families and their communities.

Learn more about our work. #FirstForAll30 https://bit.ly/2SfGG4n

In a famous test of press freedom in 1971, the U.S. Department of Justice tried to prevent The New York Times and The Wa...
10/23/2021
Explore the First Amendment Freedom of Press | Freedom Forum

In a famous test of press freedom in 1971, the U.S. Department of Justice tried to prevent The New York Times and The Washington Post from publishing articles about the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Defense Department study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam. In New York Times Co. v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court protected the newspapers’ right to publish the articles.

The free press acts as a watchdog to investigate and report on government overreach and wrongdoing and hold those in power accountable. https://bit.ly/3qUeG4d

A free and independent press is fundamental to a democratic society and allows us to live with liberty.

57% of Americans know that the First Amendment protects hate speech. But there’s less agreement about what exactly const...
10/23/2021
First Five Live – The First Amendment: Where America Stands on Hate Speech

57% of Americans know that the First Amendment protects hate speech. But there’s less agreement about what exactly constitutes hate speech, who gets to define it and whether preventing it should be prioritized over protecting free speech.

Watch our latest program to see #WhereAmericaStands and hear two experts, Nadine Strossen and Thane Rosenbaum, answer questions on this tough topic. https://bit.ly/30Ov4fj

Free speech faces increasingly complex and urgent tests, many centered on hostile or hateful expression and how, or if, it should be moderated.“The First Ame...

What do a Snapchatting high school cheerleader and a Cardi B lyric-tweeting pharmacy school student have in common? Both...
10/23/2021
Perspective: Cardi B lyrics on Twitter shouldn’t mean expulsion for pharmacy school student – they’re free speech | Freedom Forum

What do a Snapchatting high school cheerleader and a Cardi B lyric-tweeting pharmacy school student have in common? Both faced consequences from their schools for their social media posts.

First Amendment Fellow David L. Hudson Jr. shares why colleges should follow the lead the Supreme Court set for high schools in the cheerleader case by protecting, not punishing, students’ online expression. https://bit.ly/3vFZGuU

Professionalism codes threaten students’ off-campus expression Many colleges and universities use professionalism codes to justify disciplining students for off-campus, online expression. Such codes impose a cult of conformity upon students and threaten student free-speech rights. Consider the cas...

The News Leaders Association finds journalism operations reluctant to report on their diversity efforts as it extends it...
10/23/2021
Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

The News Leaders Association finds journalism operations reluctant to report on their diversity efforts as it extends its annual newsroom diversity survey. https://bit.ly/3vG0908

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd's killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive. The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its survey about employment pra...

Facebook will now identify activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures, moderating content about them more...
10/23/2021
EXCLUSIVE Facebook to change rules on attacking public figures on its platforms

Facebook will now identify activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures, moderating content about them more strictly than it does for celebrities or elected officials, to protect against harassment and bullying. https://reut.rs/3C5lmTo

Facebook Inc will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week.

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those...
10/23/2021

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those freedoms are vital.

Learn #WhereAmericaStands: https://bit.ly/3EFElpl

The First Amendment defines our core freedoms. And if there’s one thing almost every American agrees on, it’s that those freedoms are vital.

Learn #WhereAmericaStands: https://bit.ly/3EFElpl

10/23/2021
Support the Freedom Forum's First Amendment Work

“Amid our differences and divisions, these are the freedoms that unite us as Americans. The Freedom Forum works to ensure all Americans understand and value their First Amendment freedoms…” - Wolf Blitzer

Help support us as we embark on the next 30 years by joining the Freedom Forum’s 30th Anniversary Circle today. https://bit.ly/2ZIGGQh

Increasingly rancorous public meetings have lately tested the limits of “peaceable assembly,” Gene Policinski, Freedom F...
10/23/2021
Free Speech Rights At Risk: Why The DOJ Is Targeting School Board Meetings

Increasingly rancorous public meetings have lately tested the limits of “peaceable assembly,” Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum senior fellow, wrote recently.

But the Department of Justice decision to investigate the rash of violence and threats at local public meetings is overreach by the White House and a political ploy by Attorney General Merrick Garland, says Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. https://bit.ly/3C31uR3

An ugly action by the Biden Administration that threatens our constitutional right to free speech must be forcefully challenged and rescinded.

“Presumably, people who [would ban hate speech] think that no one would ever call their belief system ‘hate speech.’ And...
10/23/2021
Speech - The First Amendment: Where America Stands

“Presumably, people who [would ban hate speech] think that no one would ever call their belief system ‘hate speech.’ And yet, 45% admit that they sometimes do not speak for fear of ‘punishment.’” —Bradley A. Smith, Institute for Free Speech

More findings on free speech from #WhereAmerica Stands. https://bit.ly/2YOQXdl

Speech Support for free speech – the best-known of the five First Amendment freedoms – faces increasingly complex and urgent tests. Many revolve around hostile or hateful expression and if or how it should be moderated. More than three-quarters (78%) of Americans can name speech as a First Amend...

Address

300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, District Of Columbia
20001

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Freedom Forum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Freedom Forum:

Videos

Our Story

The Freedom Forum’s mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

Established July 4, 1991, by founder Al Neuharth, the Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) foundation that advances First Amendment freedoms through initiatives that include the Religious Freedom Center, NewseumED, the Power Shift Project, the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, the Chips Quinn Scholars and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.

The Freedom Forum Institute’s affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University.

Nearby museums

Comments

A message to all Media, Media Associations, and all of your members: It is time that the news media start telling all of the news. Tell the facts as facts. Then give an analysis after making the facts clear. And make sure that analysis includes differing opinions and analysis of all opinions. You are one of the pillars on which the strength of our Nation stands. Act like it.
Donald Trump has turned the Republican Party into the new N**i Party. What he is doing is the same thing Hi**er did to take over Germany using racism, prejudice, and hatred. Forcing election judges to change votes and create fake ones. Even after Trump is out of office, this new Republican pro-nazi party will still be around. That is what America needs to fear the most and get rid of them before it is too late. Georgia you must vote Democrat or go down in history as the state that allowed America to be destroyed! Trump said that Cruz's father killed Kennedy and Cruz quit the race and been backing Trump ever since. Do you really think that he was joking? -Gregory St. James Mundy
Mr. President Sign This Relief Bill America has come together on a bill that both Republicans and Democrats have agreed to. They have put party aside for the welfare of the American people. We all agree that $2000 is better than $600. Yet, we also agree that $600 is better than nothing. While the American people are hurting during this horrible time, we cannot wait another week or months arguing over a new bill. The American people need help now. We can always come up with a separate bill that includes more money later. For the good of this country and for your devoted love of the American people, you must sign this bill now. -Gregory St. James Mundy
Click on the link and read this. We're at a crossroads in time: https://www.facebook.com/robertradulescu/posts/10111185607699408
*ما يقول من أصابه همٌّ أو غمٌّ أو حزن..* 🌹❤️🌹❤️ 📚 عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه؛ أنَّ رسولَ الله🌹❤️ ﷺ💞 قال. "ما أصابَ أحداً قطُّ همُّ ولا حَزَنٌ فقال: *«اللهمَّ إنَّي عبدُك، وابنُ عبدِك، وابنُ أَمتِكَ، ناصيَتي بيدك، ماضٍ فيَّ حُكمُكَ، عَدلٌ فيَّ قَضاؤكَ، أسْأُلكَ بكلِّ اسْم هُوَ لكَ سمَّيْتَ به نفسَك، أوْ أَنْزلتَهُ في كتابِكَ، أو علَّمْتَهُ أحداً مِنْ خلقِكَ، أوِ اسْتَاْثرتَ بِه في علْمِ الغيْبِ عندَك، أنْ تجعلَ القرآنَ ربيعَ قلْبي، ونور صدْري، وجَلاء حُزْني، وذَهابَ همِّي».* إلاَّ أذْهبَ الله عزَّ وجلَّ همَّهُ،
I look to show who the true enemy is with Brain Blown Media and we can't win this revolution if we don't target the enemy. Our challenges with the fake news propoganda by elites. Banned by YouTube community standards which only allows mainstream media fake news yet it's on bitchute!! https://www.bitchute.com/video/GFOSKuX7HZs/ via bitslide
😡
Hi everyone! If you're looking for alternative social media where you can voice your views without unfair Facebook treatment, I've created an alternative site that's easy to navigate with a similar layout. NO CENSORING AND FREE SPEECH! Talk about anything you want (except p**n or harming others). Because you should be able to with NO restrictions from ANYBODY. I'll have a news feed up soon as well. Check it out. Come and start an uncensored conversation. Its called Freedom & Friends Forever. Come and join! See you there! www.fnffsite.com https://freedom-and-friends-forever.mn.co/share/BCZ2CSefHT8ExlCy?utm_source=manual https://freedom-and-friends-forever.mn.co/landing
Ok kids! Since everyone has been complaining about how Facebook censors everything and unfairly punishes people for merely speaking their minds, I've started an alternative site that runs just like Facebook. NO CENSORING AND FREE SPEECH! Talk about anything you want (except p**n or harming others). Because you should be able to with NO restrictions from ANYBODY. I'll have a news feed up soon as well. Check it out. Come and start an uncensored conversation. Its called Best Friends Forever. Come and join! See you there! www.bffsite.com Use your invite and sign up here! https://best-friends-forever.mn.co/share/BCZ2CSefHT8ExlCy...