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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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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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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A Most Uncivil Law is Coming

A vote in the House of Representatives could come as early as this Thursday on H.R. 5, the contentious bill that would place nearly all Christian ministries, religious organizations, and faith-based companies in the cross-hairs of discrimination lawsuits. The bill looks almost certain to pass in the House. Although passage in the Senate may be doubtful, the sheer audacity of this legislation should be taken as a cautionary tale.

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John Milton Project: Back to the Future for NRB

This is the announcement I couldn’t wait to share with you: here at NRB we are reviving the John Milton Project for Free Speech, the pioneering effort I was previously privileged to launch, advocating true free speech values on internet platforms and standing against the long-established pattern of viewpoint censorship against conservative and Christian content by Silicon Valley giants. I believe the timing of NRB’s revival of this policy approach is nothing short of historic. Consider the events of just this month.

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House Passes Bill to Derail ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’

On a largely partisan lines, the House of Representatives this week passed the legislation titled the “Save the Internet Act.”

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Tech Titans Take Fire for Censorship

Major technology corporations took heavy fire this week for ongoing ideological bias evident in the operation of their platforms.

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Pai Thanks Broadcasters

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had kind words for broadcasters this week as he spoke at the NAB Show in Las Vegas this week.

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House Panel Holds Hearing on ‘Equality Act’

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that NRB’s Board of Directors, a body of nearly a hundred leaders in Christian communications, just last week warned against based on its “coercive nature.”

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NRB Comments on ‘Disconnect’ over TV Parental Guidelines

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) filed comments this week in an FCC Media Bureau proceeding on the effectiveness of the current TV content ratings system.

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Big Tech Feeling Pressure on Censorship Concerns

Since NRB launched Internet Freedom Watch in 2017 to highlight and substantiate the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints, Silicon Valley has faced increasing government scrutiny.

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Brownback Joins Second NRB Call, Speaks at Proclaim 19 Next Week

NRB hosted its second media call with U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback this week.

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Bills Renew Attack on Religious Freedom Law

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has long opposed legislative efforts that leave people of faith vulnerable to discrimination in the public square.

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Education Secretary Drops Restriction on Religious Contractors

Citing the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Trinity Lutheran decision, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this week her department’s decision to...

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Rao Approved to DC Circuit

Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh...

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House Democrats Press Forward Bill Threatening Free Speech

When the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is warning its progressive allies in Congress that their signature piece of legislation has “provisions that unconstitutionally...

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