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JOHN MILTON PROJECT
FOR FREE SPEECH

 

The John Milton Project for Free Speech is a venture of the National Religious Broadcasters and is a pioneering project that monitors the threats of anti-Christian censorship and other free speech violations on the Internet, and especially on communication platforms established by “new media” tech companies in the private sector like Google, Facebook and Apple. The John Milton Project also evaluates the decisions made in the public, governmental sector as well when they infringe the First Amendment rights of citizens on the web. NRB Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Craig Parshall, is the Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech.

This project has published a groundbreaking 2011 white paper report, True Liberty in a New Media Age, which explains how some of the policies and practices of new media tech giants have jeopardized fundamental values enshrined in the First Amendment. In 2012, the project released its Free Speech Charter for the Internet, laying out a model to be followed by new media technology and communication companies that can serve the interests of both free speech and free enterprise.  The project regularly conducts public discussions on Capitol Hill and in Washington relating to citizen free speech on the Internet, with past participation that has included present and former Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, and national experts from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism,  the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, the Heritage Foundation, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Liberty University School of Law, the Alliance Defending Freedom, as well as Congressional staff.



Reports

The Future of Free Speech, Free Press, and Religious Freedom on Facebook, Google, Apple, etc. – A Current Assessment. (October, 2013)

A Free Speech Charter for the Internet (Revised September 20, 2013)

True Liberty in a New Media Age (September 15, 2011)


NRB Articles

NRB Unveils Free Speech Charter for the Internet (September 20, 2012)

Innocence of Muslims Protests Spark Free Speech Debates (September 20, 2012)

NRB Hosts Capitol Hill Media Summit for President’s Council (September 20, 2012)

Dark Days for Life and Liberty (September 12, 2012)

NRB Leaders, Panelists to Address Clash of Fundamental Rights (September 6, 2012)

NRB President's Council Summit in Capital (September 7, 2012)

Google Report: Wolf “Crying Wolf”? (June 20, 2012)

NRB Hosts Capitol Hill Roundtable on Free Speech (May 23, 2012)

NRB Internet Freedom Panel on Capitol Hill (May 10, 2012)

A Giant Issue for New Media Giants (May 9, 2012)

That “Other” Threat on the Web (April 18, 2012)

The Razor's Edge of Regulation (December 1, 2011)

Google Called Before Senate Antitrust Panel (September 23, 2011)

NRB Challenges the Giants (September 21, 2011)

NRB On Fox News: More Speech – Not Viewpoint Censorship (September 19, 2011)

NRB’s Mission: Relevant to Past and Present (September 16, 2011)

Apple/Free Speech: Iceberg Ahead (March 30, 2011)

Tyranny, Revolution and NRB’s New John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech (December 15, 2010)


Press Releases

NRB Drafts Free Speech Charter for New Media Giants (September 10, 2012)

National Religious Broadcasters to Propose Solution to New Media Censorship (August 30, 2012)

NRB's Landmark Discussion on New Media (May 10, 2012)

New Media Censorship: NRB Report Will Be Released This Week (September 19, 2011)

Google: Litmus Test for Free Speech (September 13, 2011)

NRB Warns: Here Comes New Media Censorship (March 23, 2011)

The App Wars: Will Apple Bow or Will Free Speech Prevail? (March 22, 2011)

NRB Highlights Threats to Free Speech & Pressat Opening of 68th Annual Convention & Exposition (February 28, 2011)

NRB Decries Censorship: Will Monitor Apple, Facebook and Feds (December 13, 2010)


Related News Articles

National Religious Broadcasters Promote New Media Speech Charter (September 18, 2012)

Speech Policies for Information Platforms Are Hard (September 16, 2012)

Critics Fear Free Speech Crackdown amid Mideast Riots (September 16, 2012)

Facebook, others, urged to allow free speech (September 13, 2012)

Religious Broadcasters to Apple: Let's Discuss Religious Speech Protections (September 13, 2012)

The Casualties of Free Expression in America (August 30, 2012)