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Doors Opened and Closed

On Tuesday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee grilled media experts about potential antitrust damage that big technology platforms wielding monopoly power like Google are meting out to traditional news companies. It is just the latest chapter in the saga of Silicon Valley’s woes amidst a rising call for federal regulation of tech giants. At the same time, for conservatives who are usually resistant to government regulation, it raises this important question: what do we value most?

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First Audio Bible Recorded Entirely with Women’s Voices Now Available to Download

NRB members Ann White and Phil Cooke have launched the “Courage for Life Audio Bible” – the first audio Bible recorded entirely with women’s voices – in response to a need that went unnoticed until recently.

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K-LOVE Hosts Seventh Annual Fan Awards

K-LOVE held its seventh annual fan-voted award show at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, June 2, welcoming some of Christian music’s top artists onto the stage.

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Guidelines Helps Plant New Radio Station in Mongolia

Guidelines International Ministries has partnered with the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Mongolia to help establish an FEBC Family Radio Station in Choibalsan, Eastern Mongolia.

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Kingdom Men Rising - Digital Pass Streaming Event Available Until July 15

Kingdom Men Rising, produced by Tony Evans Films and LifeWay Films, is now available to stream through LifeWay’s Digital Pass streaming service from June 1 to July 15.

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Opportunities and Adversaries

I am sure that most Christian communicators regularly review, as I do, the treatment we receive across the media landscape.

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Special Day of Prayer for the President Called for Sunday, June 2

More than 250 U.S. Christian leaders are calling upon fellow followers of Christ across the nation to set aside Sunday, June 2, as a special day of prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

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UN General Assembly Proclaims August 22 International Day for Victims of Violence Based on Religion, Other Beliefs

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming August 22 as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief in response to the unprecedented rise of violence against religious communities and people belonging to religious minorities.

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NRB Member Spotlight: Phil Cooke

If you have a powerful message or story that could influence the world, Phil Cooke – media producer, leadership consultant, and author – will teach you what you need to know about creativity, communication, Hollywood, media, culture, and the faith to make it happen.

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20,000 Pro-Lifers Rally in Times Square for ‘Alive from New York’

Nearly 20,000 people packed into New York City’s Times Square earlier this month for “Alive from New York,” a pro-life celebration organized by Focus on the Family.

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NRB Press Releases

FCC Decision on Robocall Blocking is 'First Antidote'

The decision today of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit telephone carriers to block robocalls, “spoofing,” and phone scams is an excellent first start, according to National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).

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Social Media Censorship Expands – Americans Concerned

According to a recent survey by technology research group Loup Ventures, 51% of Americans believe that more should be done to protect free speech on internet platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), which launched its John Milton Project for Free Speech eight years ago to address that very issue, agrees. But the head of NRB’s project also believes the real question is how those free expression protections can be achieved, especially as censorship is expanding.

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National Religious Broadcasters Joins the Call for International Religious Freedom

On Thursday, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) was privileged to, once again, host a call with the Honorable Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

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Tipping Point in Anti-Christian Bias of Silicon Valley

Facebook’s face-off with co-founder Chris Hughes over how it is wielding its monopoly power has implications for Christian communicators, says the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) association.

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases Threatening Faith-Based Employers

When the Supreme Court agreed this week to take up three cases about sexual orientation and transgender rights in employment, much of the media coverage missed the real religious freedom issue, according to National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), an association of Christian broadcast and digital communicators.

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Equality Act Unequally Targets Faith Community, NRB Says

Religious liberties were under direct attack in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, according to National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), an association of Christian radio, television, and internet communicators.

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NRB Supports True Internet Freedom

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) opposes a bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “Restoring Internet Freedom” order of 2017. The FCC order was a commonsense “light touch” solution to internet access – an approach lauded in the NRB Board of Directors’ recent resolution, adopted on March 26, 2019.

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NRB Announces 2019 Media Award Recipients

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) have announced the recipients of the 2019 NRB Media Awards, which recognize last year’s most outstanding ministries, facilities, and programs/producers in the world’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.

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Tony Evans Receives the 2019 NRB Hall of Fame Award

Dr. Tony Evans, president of The Urban Alternative received the 2019 NRB Hall of Fame Award on Friday, March 29, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, California.

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Ron Harris Receives NRB’s William Award Ayer Award for Distinguished Service

Dr. Ronald L. Harris, president of MEDIAlliance International, received the William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service on Friday, March 29, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, California.

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FCC issues 5G spectrum warning

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed there are some members of the federal government who believe 5G deployments...

Pinterest Insider Reveals Company Censors Bible Verses, Christian Terms

The whistleblower website Project Veritas is reporting the social media website Pinterest has been banning Bible verses and...

Third Circuit, Again, Hears Argument in Challenge to FCC Broadcast Dereg

FCC media ownership deregulation took its latest trip to Philadelphia Tuesday (June 11)...

Dutch TV drops Christian programming after Palestinian complaints

Proclaiming Justice to the Nations President Laurie Cardoza-Moore – who is also the producer of Focus on Israel...

FCC Adopts Compromise on Translator Interference

Those services increasingly have been at loggerheads. A drastic jump in the numbers of translators over three decades...

Despite Court Challenge, FCC Starts Accepting Radio Incubator Applications

As a federal appeals court in Philadelphia heard arguments on Tuesday for blocking portions of the Federal Communication Commission’s new...

FCC to permit telephone carriers to block robocalls

The Thursday, June 6 decision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit telephone carriers to block robocalls...

In New Antitrust Case, RMLC Accuses GMR Of A ‘Shakedown’

The Radio Music License Committee may have had its antitrust lawsuit against Global Music Rights tossed in Philadelphia...

DOJ To Review ASCAP, BMI Consent Decree

As part of The Department of Justice’s ongoing review of legacy antitrust judgments...

Scalise, Eshoo Want To Block Retrans Blackouts

The second-ranking House Republican and a key Democrat say they’ll push to end broadcasters’ ability to black out signals...

Judge denies Facebook's motion to dismiss Cambridge Analytica lawsuit in DC

D.C. Superior Court Judge Fern Flanagan Saddler decided the case could proceed, rejecting arguments...

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FCC to permit telephone carriers to block robocalls

The Thursday, June 6 decision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit telephone carriers to block robocalls...

What Happens When Christian Movies Go Mainstream?

On March 27, Jon Erwin took the stage at Proclaim 19, this year’s National Religious Broadcasters convention in Anaheim, California...

Equality Act – a 'wrecking ball' on religious liberty

The Equality Act continues to draw strong criticism and warnings from advocates of traditional and biblical values

Facebook executive urges churches to leverage social media for the Gospel

“God wants to do something new with social technology that we’ve never comprehended before,” Nona Jones...

'Equality Act' also threatens school curriculum, says group

Passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) – according to groups like the National Religious Broadcasters...

Congress Should Reconsider Big Tech’s Special Legal Privileges That Foster Censorship

Even when someone as prominent as international evangelist Franklin Graham was banned from Facebook for 24 hours during Christmas week...

60-Million-Strong Christian Group to Big Tech: Stop Censorship or Face Torrent of Lawsuits

On Thursday, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President Jerry Johnson sent a final ultimatum to the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter...
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