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Regular commentary from the Freedom Forum Institute on First Amendment issues is now distributed under the “First Five” banner — which also includes a podcast and a weekly newsletter.

Chipsters in the World: Phoenix

Emma Carew Grovum (2009), left, and Tracie Hunte (2002)

Check out the latest photo in our Where in the World Are Our Chipsters series.
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Power Shift Summit 2020 Report

Power Shift Summit 2020

The summit convened more than 100 leaders across journalism and the media industry to explore the critical role that individuals can play in fighting harassment and discrimination.
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First Five Newsletter: January 30, 2020

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Impact of media reports on the death of Kobe Bryant, misinformation on coronavirus, new law on punishing “pirate” radio stations and more.
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‘Getting It Right’ — on Kobe Bryant and Everything Else

Kobe Bryant Mourning

“Getting it right” is one reliable defense for a free press in today’s media world against critics who often base objections and critiques more on political differences than factual error.
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First Five Newsletter: January 23, 2020

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Proposed rules and guidance to religion and public schools, arguments that could dramatically alter the line separating church and state and more.
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Famed Sculptor Stood Up for Civil Rights

United States Flag

When we appreciate the beauty and artistic genius of Frederick Hart, let’s also remember his commitment to justice and civil rights.
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Chipsters in the World: Menlo Park, California

Maeleeke Lavan and Vanessa Casavant

Check out the latest photo in our Where in the World are our Chipsters series.
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First Five Newsletter: January 16, 2020

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First Amendment-ish issues, posts of off the record interviews with political candidates, social media policies on political speech and more.
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First Amendment-ish

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The First Amendment prevents the government from censoring or punishing your speech, but it doesn’t apply to private organizations.
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