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Pressure from Religious Freedom Leaders ahead of Turkish President’s Visit

Religious freedom leaders are pressing for action ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to a business summit in New York City next week.

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Music Modernization Act Passed by Senate

The Music Modernization Act was approved unanimously by the Senate this week. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), includes a number of provisions...

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Attorney General Highlights Threats to Free Speech on Campus

On Monday, Constitution Day, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others addressed the growing free speech problem on university campuses at an event in Washington.

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L.A.-Area Proclaim 19 Receptions ‘Huge Success,’ Says Johnson

Two receptions held in Newport Beach and Malibu, California, to raise interest in National Religious Broadcasters’ Proclaim 19 International Christian Media Convention next March in Anaheim were a “huge success,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, NRB’s president & CEO.

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Sponsor and Promote at Proclaim 19 to Reach Thousands

NRB's annual International Christian Media Convention represents the world’s largest gathering of Christian communicators and offers organizations unique opportunities to reach thousands of media and ministry professionals.

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NRB Members Lead Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts amid Worsening Floods

Relief efforts are underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which left a huge path of destruction in North Carolina and parts of South Carolina after making landfall last week.

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MOPS Invites Moms Worldwide to Join Global Justice Movement through ‘The Justice Collective’

MOPS International is partnering with International Justice Mission (IJM) to help moms worldwide explore ways they can seek justice in their neighborhood or around the globe.

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Google Facing Criticism in Washington

Google has come under fire in Washington in recent weeks from Republicans and Democrats alike.

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'Kid Vid' Comment Period Closing Soon

The FCC is revisiting “Kid Vid” rules stemming from the Children's Television Act of 1990, and the initial comment deadline is fast approaching.

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Ninth Circuit Requires Charity to Reveal Donors to California Authorities

In April 2016, Americans for Prosperity Foundation won a victory against then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) when it obtained a permanent injunction...

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Johnson Gives Social Media Platforms Ultimatum to Fix Censorship of Christian, Conservative Viewpoints

The president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) told a gathering of innovators in technology and policy that social media companies need to fix the problem of censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints before the end of this year, or there will be calls for Congress to have a hearing to examine Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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NRB to Big Tech: ‘It’s Go-Time for Free Speech’

Following a congressional hearing yesterday at which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was grilled on concerns of censorship and bias, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), is calling for immediate action – ideally by the tech companies themselves – to address the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints.

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NRB Calls Dorsey Hearing on Censorship ‘Seminal Moment’ for Big Tech

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s scheduled appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow could be a “seminal moment” to address the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints, says Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters.

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NRB Thanks Pompeo for Religious Freedom Leadership

In a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Religious Broadcasters commended the “powerful message” the Trump administration is making by holding a historic Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week in Washington, D.C., pledging: “You will not be alone in this great cause.”

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NRB 'Enthusiastically' Endorses Trump Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The following statement was issued tonight by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, in support of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

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NRB Calls for ‘Constitution-Honoring’ Supreme Court Nominee to Fill Kennedy’s Seat

In response to the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, released the following statement:

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NRB Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling Against ‘Insidious’ Abortion Speech Mandate

National Religious Broadcasters today praised the Supreme Court’s ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a case in which pro-life pregnancy care centers challenged a California law requiring them to promote abortion.

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NRB Sees ‘Positive Step’ in Supreme Court Action on Florist’s Religious Freedom Case

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ordering Washington's highest court to re-consider the case of floral artist Barronelle Stutzman.

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NRB Praises Supreme Court's Affirmation of Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

National Religious Broadcasters praised today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Colorado’s discrimination against Jack Phillips for upholding his religious convictions in the practice of his business, Masterpiece Cakeshop.

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MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Receives the 2018 NRB President’s Award

Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, received the 2018 NRB President’s Award on Friday, March 2, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Pastor Brunson to Be Freed from 'Radical Islamic' Turkish Regime?

Turkish authorities are sending signals that Pastor Andrew Brunson could be released next month.

European elites clamp down on internet freedom with new decree

Imagine an internet in which users can't freely blog, parody, share material, or remix content...

266,000 Churches Are Mailed Ken Ham’s Latest Book, 'Gospel Reset'

Ken Ham’s new book, Gospel Reset, has been sent as a mass mailing to 266,000 American churches, along with complimentary tickets for church leaders to visit the three leading world-class Christian themed attractions in the US.

Bible reading on TV sparks call for end of religious public broadcasting

The verses from Paul's letter to the Ephesians were broadcast on radio and Flemish TV station VRT...

Franklin Graham on Judge Kavanaugh Accusation

Evangelist and humanitarian Franklin Graham says the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is irrelevant.

Digital Music Licensing Law Remake Passes Senate

The Recording Industry Association of America Tuesday (Sept. 18) praised Senate passage of the Music Modernization Act...

Radio Streaming Rates Left Intact After Court Sides With CRB

n a move being celebrated in radio circles, a federal appeals court in Washington has upheld a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board...

Samaritan's Purse Aids Families in N.C. after Hurricane Florence Leaves Massive Damage

On Saturday, Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries sent two disaster relief teams and staff members to North Carolina...

Operation Blessing Rushes Urgently Needed Aid into Florence Disaster Zone

Operation Blessing is bringing immediate relief to those in need in the wake of Hurricane Florence, providing water, food, hygiene kits and flood buckets.

Hindu Extremists Accelerate Clampdown on Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India

Under the influence of Hindu extremists, police and media campaigns against Christians...

Welcome To The Machine: AI Could Change Radio’s Content Equation

Artificial intelligence may sound like something from a sci-fi movie but broadcasters are already...

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National Religious Broadcasters CEO Calls on Tech Companies to Address Online Censorship

After Wednesday’s hearing featuring the top executives of Facebook and Twitter on Capitol Hill, National Religious Broadcasters president and CEO Jerry A. Johnson...

NRB Lobbying Helps Put Congress’ Focus On Internet Freedom

With the Fairness Doctrine now solidly part of the past, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has been focusing its free speech efforts on the internet.

NRB Calls for Internet Censorship Hearings

The National Religious Broadcasters had big issues with Facebook before CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa tour of the House and Senate this week, and it still has them, in spades.

NRB Seeks Censorship Answers from Zuckerberg

As the Hill prepares to grill Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a pair of hearings this week, the National Religious Broadcasters want them...

Censoring Christians: Google and Facebook and Twitter, oh my

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) launched the initiative via the InternetFreedomWatch.org website

Religious Broadcasters Gather in DC, Announce Response to Problem of Internet Censorship

The National Religious Broadcasters gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to announce their new “Internet Freedom Initiative.”

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders say Mr. Trump seized on the issue at the January meeting in his office.
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