09.05.2012 02:15 PM
NRB to Lay Out Internet 'Free Speech' Charter
Group seeks cooperation of Facebook, Google and Apple
WASHINGTON: The National Religious Broadcasters organization plans a proposal to new media companies like Facebook, Google and Apple on “how to balance their free enterprise rights with the free speech rights of Internet users.”

The group plans to release a “Free Speech Charter for the Internet” in the coming days, Sept. 12. It cites recent incidents such as the Chick-fil-A protests, wherein NRB feels that certain positions were discriminated against by some Internet media companies.

NRB has been critical of policies of many such companies regarding types of content allowed on their platforms; an NRB official wrote late last year, “These new media giants have declared that they possess both the right and the will to use standard-less, arbitrary power to shut down ideas they simply do not like. Considering how a handful of these giant technology companies rule entire fields of Web-based communications, the threat to freedom of discourse is breathtaking.”

The NRB also acknowledges that the issue is not clear-cut, with conflicting positions between traditional public free speech and the rights of media property owners to police their content. The new program is associated with the NRB’s John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech.

New Media Have a Free Speech Problem (NRB Commentary, Nov. 2011)

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology