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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

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Explore our YouTube channel as we share the stories of Americans who have exercised their First Amendment rights to igni...
07/04/2021

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

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

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered an update to Department of Justice policies to limit subpoenas of reporters...
07/04/2021
Sen. Wyden proposes new shield law to protect journalists’ phone, email records

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered an update to Department of Justice policies to limit subpoenas of reporters’ phone and email records in federal investigations. Garland also endorsed the idea of legislation to ban such subpoenas, and Senator Ron Wyden has proposed a bill to that effect. https://wapo.st/3yajsyw

The proposal goes further than past efforts to safeguard reporters’ contacts with sources.

The Freedom Forum turns 30 on July 4, but in many ways we’re just getting started on our mission to foster First Amendme...
07/04/2021
Perspective: Freedom Forum is 30 years old — and just getting started | Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum turns 30 on July 4, but in many ways we’re just getting started on our mission to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. #FirstForAll30 https://bit.ly/3dr2aFh

Pictured above, from left: Charles Overby, Martin Birmingham, Al Neuharth and John Quinn at the document signing ceremony establishing the Freedom Forum. By Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum Senior Fellow for the First Amendment The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just ge...

Reflecting our diverse communities is a commitment we make now and instill for the future. In our second year of partner...
07/04/2021
Gannett partners with Freedom Forum, Ida B. Wells Society, Facebook on diversity-focused internships - Gannett

Reflecting our diverse communities is a commitment we make now and instill for the future.

In our second year of partnering with Gannett, we have expanded our role to provide individual and group mentoring to 40 summer interns at Gannett news sites across the USA Today Network, and to co-lead a 10-week training program for all Gannett interns.

Most of the 29 mentors, all alumni of Freedom Forum’s Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism, are active journalists. http://bit.ly/3jrmWJ4

Gannett is partnering with the Freedom Forum, Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and Facebook on summer news internships that focus on diversity. The partnerships align with Gannett’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its news coverage and initiatives.  “This...

Independence Day isn’t just America’s birthday. It’s also the Freedom Forum’s. This year, we celebrate 30 years of foste...
07/04/2021

Independence Day isn’t just America’s birthday. It’s also the Freedom Forum’s. This year, we celebrate 30 years of fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. We have deep roots, having grown out of the Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation, established by the newspaper publisher in Rochester, N.Y., in 1935.

Want to know more about our history? Check out 30 big moments from our 30 years : https://bit.ly/2Sz29bp #FirstForAll30

Independence Day isn’t just America’s birthday. It’s also the Freedom Forum’s. This year, we celebrate 30 years of fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. We have deep roots, having grown out of the Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation, established by the newspaper publisher in Rochester, N.Y., in 1935.

Want to know more about our history? Check out 30 big moments from our 30 years : https://bit.ly/2Sz29bp #FirstForAll30

Today we don’t just celebrate our independence as a nation, we also celebrate the #FirstAmendment and the five freedoms ...
07/04/2021

Today we don’t just celebrate our independence as a nation, we also celebrate the #FirstAmendment and the five freedoms that it gives us. Happy Fourth of July, America.

Today we don’t just celebrate our independence as a nation, we also celebrate the #FirstAmendment and the five freedoms that it gives us. Happy Fourth of July, America.

From prayer in schools to limits on faith communities assembling during a pandemic, debates over religious freedom strik...
07/04/2021

From prayer in schools to limits on faith communities assembling during a pandemic, debates over religious freedom strike at the essence of what it means to be human.

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

From prayer in schools to limits on faith communities assembling during a pandemic, debates over religious freedom strike at the essence of what it means to be human.

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

Pulitzer Prizes–winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson has used the power of the press to shine a li...
07/03/2021
2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Pulitzer Prizes–winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson has used the power of the press to shine a light on widely underreported and poorly understood periods of American history.

Watch as she accepts the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. https://bit.ly/3gSFaRI

Be our guest as the Freedom Forum presents the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media to journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson with a streaming ...

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media...
07/03/2021
Perspective: Students, Parents and Free Speech Win in Cheerleading Case | Freedom Forum

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level.

Read the latest column from Freedom Forum fellow David Hudson Jr. on the landmark student speech victory that gives students, parents and educators a path to embracing student expression. https://bit.ly/3Af3W6o

By David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Fellow of the Freedom Forum The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level. The decision also protected parental rights and reaffirmed the core principles of a sem...

A new global survey finds overwhelming majorities across 33 countries say they support free speech, but support drops si...
07/03/2021
People Want Free Speech—for Themselves

A new global survey finds overwhelming majorities across 33 countries say they support free speech, but support drops significantly for protecting speech that is offensive or with which respondents disagreed. https://bit.ly/3qo03r7

In a new global survey, respondents overwhelmingly supported freedom of expression—for anyone they agree with.

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a now former high school cheerleader who was disciplined by her school for an of...
07/03/2021
Cheerleader’s Snapchat Rant Tests Students’ Free Speech Rights | Freedom Forum

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a now former high school cheerleader who was disciplined by her school for an off-campus social media post containing profanities directed at the school and the cheer squad. First Amendment Fellow of the Freedom Forum David L. Hudson Jr. explains why the case is key for school speech. https://bit.ly/2OGlvJ8

This column expresses the views of David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Fellow of the Freedom Forum. The would-be varsity cheerleader, the tattletale and Snapchat have converged in a Supreme Court free speech case sure to draw the interest of social media-loving students, concerned parents and wary....

In response to dramatic increases in arrests of journalists covering protests, legislation now pending in California aim...
07/03/2021
After Journalist Arrests, State Legislation Aims to Protect Reporter Access to Protests

In response to dramatic increases in arrests of journalists covering protests, legislation now pending in California aims to more explicitly protect journalists’ rights to access and report on protests. First Amendment Coalition executive director David Snyder explains more. https://bit.ly/2T1nmuJ

As the proposal makes its way through the Legislature, David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, discusses the context for the bill and some of the ways in which current protections for journalists fall short.

When the national anthem began to play while she was on the podium accepting a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic track an...
07/03/2021
Berry turns from flag, felt anthem timing 'a setup'

When the national anthem began to play while she was on the podium accepting a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, hammer thrower and activist Gwen Berry turned away and held up an “Activist Athlete” shirt in the latest example of an athlete using First Amendment freedoms to shine a spotlight on injustice. https://es.pn/3hG7upZ

After finishing third at trials and qualifying for her second Olympics, hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned away from the flag while the anthem played before the start of Saturday's evening session. She found the timing to be no matter of coincidence.

The #FirstAmendment is the cornerstone of a government by, for and of the people, yet most Americans can’t name the five...
07/03/2021
Fostering First Amendment Freedoms for All | Freedom Forum

The #FirstAmendment is the cornerstone of a government by, for and of the people, yet most Americans can’t name the five freedoms it guarantees.

Explore our website and expand your understanding of the First Amendment and when these freedoms are under attack or misunderstood. https://bit.ly/2SfGG4n

Join us in celebrating 30 years of the Freedom Forum. Learn More

The Freedom Forum turns 30 on July 4, but in many ways we’re just getting started on our mission to foster First Amendme...
07/03/2021
Perspective: Freedom Forum is 30 years old — and just getting started | Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum turns 30 on July 4, but in many ways we’re just getting started on our mission to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. #FirstForAll30 https://bit.ly/3dr2aFh

Pictured above, from left: Charles Overby, Martin Birmingham, Al Neuharth and John Quinn at the document signing ceremony establishing the Freedom Forum. By Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum Senior Fellow for the First Amendment The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just ge...

Did you miss our First Five Now with #LGBTQ pioneer Mark Segal? Watch as he shares his memories of the event and reflect...
07/02/2021
First Five Now: Remembering Stonewall with LGBTQ Pioneer Mark Segal

Did you miss our First Five Now with #LGBTQ pioneer Mark Segal?

Watch as he shares his memories of the event and reflects on his over 50 years of activism. This program follows the opening of our traveling exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” at the Museum of Pop Culture. https://bit.ly/3y5pJLI

To mark the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, LGBTQ pioneer Mark Segal shares his memories of the event and reflects on his 50 years of activism.The pro...

07/02/2021
Fair Play: Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom

Take a virtual tour of the “Fair Play: Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom” exhibit and see how athletes used their #FirstAmendment freedoms to shine a spotlight on injustice and seek to make life’s playing field more even for all.

#FairPlay is currently on display at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. https://bit.ly/3gUgU0r

A new global survey finds overwhelming majorities across 33 countries say they support free speech, but support drops si...
07/02/2021
People Want Free Speech—for Themselves

A new global survey finds overwhelming majorities across 33 countries say they support free speech, but support drops significantly for protecting speech that is offensive or with which respondents disagreed. https://bit.ly/3qo03r7

In a new global survey, respondents overwhelmingly supported freedom of expression—for anyone they agree with.

In response to dramatic increases in arrests of journalists covering protests, legislation now pending in California aim...
07/02/2021
After Journalist Arrests, State Legislation Aims to Protect Reporter Access to Protests

In response to dramatic increases in arrests of journalists covering protests, legislation now pending in California aims to more explicitly protect journalists’ rights to access and report on protests. First Amendment Coalition executive director David Snyder explains more. https://bit.ly/2T1nmuJ

As the proposal makes its way through the Legislature, David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, discusses the context for the bill and some of the ways in which current protections for journalists fall short.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered an update to Department of Justice policies to limit subpoenas of reporters...
07/02/2021
Sen. Wyden proposes new shield law to protect journalists’ phone, email records

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered an update to Department of Justice policies to limit subpoenas of reporters’ phone and email records in federal investigations. Garland also endorsed the idea of legislation to ban such subpoenas, and Senator Ron Wyden has proposed a bill to that effect. https://wapo.st/3yajsyw

The proposal goes further than past efforts to safeguard reporters’ contacts with sources.

“The First Amendment is a framework that can help us navigate seemingly insurmountable disagreements about our deepest b...
07/02/2021
Perspective: Supreme Court case goes beyond LGBTQ+ versus Catholic rights | Freedom Forum

“The First Amendment is a framework that can help us navigate seemingly insurmountable disagreements about our deepest beliefs, regardless of what those beliefs are.” — David Callaway, Religious Freedom Specialist for the Freedom Forum https://bit.ly/35LqEVM

By David Callaway, Religious Freedom Specialist for the Freedom Forum Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was framed as a culture war flashpoint between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ civil rights. In a context that is as sensitive as they come — providin...

Reflecting our diverse communities is a commitment we make now and instill for the future. In our second year of partner...
07/02/2021
Gannett partners with Freedom Forum, Ida B. Wells Society, Facebook on diversity-focused internships - Gannett

Reflecting our diverse communities is a commitment we make now and instill for the future.

In our second year of partnering with Gannett, we have expanded our role to provide individual and group mentoring to 40 summer interns at Gannett news sites across the USA Today Network, and to co-lead a 10-week training program for all Gannett interns.

Most of the 29 mentors, all alumni of Freedom Forum’s Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism, are active journalists. http://bit.ly/3jrmWJ4

Gannett is partnering with the Freedom Forum, Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and Facebook on summer news internships that focus on diversity. The partnerships align with Gannett’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its news coverage and initiatives.  “This...

“For 30 years, the Freedom Forum has been a rare voice heard on behalf of hearing all voices,” writes senior fellow Gene...
07/02/2021
Perspective: Freedom Forum is 30 years old — and just getting started | Freedom Forum

“For 30 years, the Freedom Forum has been a rare voice heard on behalf of hearing all voices,” writes senior fellow Gene Policinski.

For three decades, the Freedom Forum has fostered the public’s knowledge and understanding of our #FirstAmendment freedoms. #FirstForAll30

Learn more about our history and what lies ahead: https://bit.ly/3dr2aFh

Pictured above, from left: Charles Overby, Martin Birmingham, Al Neuharth and John Quinn at the document signing ceremony establishing the Freedom Forum. By Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum Senior Fellow for the First Amendment The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just ge...

Watch as our religious freedom specialist David F. Callaway highlights a Utah law that banned #LGBTQ+ discrimination whi...
07/01/2021
First Five Express: Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Rights

Watch as our religious freedom specialist David F. Callaway highlights a Utah law that banned #LGBTQ+ discrimination while protecting #religious expression. https://bit.ly/35KcwMo

Freedom Forum’s religious freedom specialist David F. Callaway highlights a Utah law that banned LGBTQ+ discrimination while protecting religious expression....

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media...
07/01/2021
Perspective: Students, Parents and Free Speech Win in Cheerleading Case | Freedom Forum

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level.

Read the latest column from Freedom Forum fellow David Hudson Jr. on the landmark student speech victory that gives students, parents and educators a path to embracing student expression. https://bit.ly/3Af3W6o

By David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Fellow of the Freedom Forum The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level. The decision also protected parental rights and reaffirmed the core principles of a sem...

Pulitzer Prizes–winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson has used the power of the press to shine a li...
07/01/2021
2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Pulitzer Prizes–winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson has used the power of the press to shine a light on widely underreported and poorly understood periods of American history.

Watch as she accepts the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. https://bit.ly/3gSFaRI

Be our guest as the Freedom Forum presents the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media to journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson with a streaming ...

When the national anthem began to play while she was on the podium accepting a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic track an...
07/01/2021
Berry turns from flag, felt anthem timing 'a setup'

When the national anthem began to play while she was on the podium accepting a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, hammer thrower and activist Gwen Berry turned away and held up an “Activist Athlete” shirt in the latest example of an athlete using First Amendment freedoms to shine a spotlight on injustice. https://es.pn/3hG7upZ

After finishing third at trials and qualifying for her second Olympics, hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned away from the flag while the anthem played before the start of Saturday's evening session. She found the timing to be no matter of coincidence.

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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.

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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
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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...