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April 9, 2019
WASHINGTON (NRB) – 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.
NRB believes the crucial internet issue is viewpoint censorship against Christian and conservative content by Silicon Valley platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. NRB was the pioneer in voicing concerns about such internet censorship with the launch of its John Milton Project for Free Speech in 2011.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing tomorrow entitled “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.” NRB sees this as a pivotal moment in the public debate over suppression of legitimate opinions on large internet platforms.
NRB is committed to ensuring a new birth of freedom for internet free speech and looks forward to a public dialogue with lawmakers, technology companies, and regulators in order to guarantee that liberty.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. This year, NRB marks its 75th anniversary as an association. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
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The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic and award-winning Exposition consists of around 200 organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their own organization. The next Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center & Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, February 25-28, 2020. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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