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FCC Chair Supports NRB Rule Idea

(October 3, 2011) NRB applauds FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski for directing the FCC Media Bureau to “move forward” with an important rule change for non-commercial broadcasters. The announcement was made today at an FCC field hearing titled: “The Information Needs of Communities.”

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NRB Testifies at FCC Hearing: Unshackle Non-Coms to Increase Charitable Work

(October 3, 2011) NRB Sr. Vice President & General Counsel Craig Parshall testified today at an FCC Field Event hearing focused on “The Information Needs of Communities.” Parshall’s testimony focused on the non-profit media sector, specifically addressing the circumstances under which the FCC should grant a fundraising waiver to non-commercial stations.

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NRB Appeals to Obama Administration: Please Aid Iranian Pastor Facing Execution

(September 30, 2011) NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright sent letters yesterday to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook, respectfully requesting that they use their positions in the Obama Administration to “intervene on behalf of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani,” an Iranian Christian who has been condemned to death for his faith.

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NRB On Fox News: More Speech – Not Viewpoint Censorship

(September 19, 2011) Yesterday, NRB Sr. Vice President & General Counsel Craig Parshall appeared on the FOX News program America’s News HQ live from Washington, DC, to discuss last week’s release of the first report of the John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech, True Liberty In A New Media Age.

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Google: Litmus Test for Free Speech

(September 19, 2011) Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask Google about free religious speech and expression on Wednesday, when the Internet giant’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, testifies before the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee.

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NRB Presents Faith & Freedom Award To Rep. Greg Walden

(September 16, 2011) NRB presented its Faith & Freedom Award to Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

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New Media Censorship: NRB Report Will Be Released This Week

(September 13, 2011) On September 15th, NRB will unveil the first report of the John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

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NRB Files Amicus Brief for FCC V. FOX Television Stations

(September 13, 2011) Today the National Religious Broadcasters filed an Amicus Curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court for FCC v. FOX Television Stations, a case that will be significant in determining whether or not the FCC’s indecency guidelines in the wake of Pacifica are a violation of First Amendment free speech.

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2012 Media Awards Submissions Accepted Until September 16, 2011

(September 9, 2011) NRB is accepting nominations for the National Religious Broadcasters 2012 Annual Media Awards.

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New Media Censorship: NRB to Release Groundbreaking Report

(September 7, 2011) On Thursday, September 15th, NRB will unveil the first report of the John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This groundbreaking report concludes an 18-month study headed by NRB Sr. Vice President & General Counsel Craig Parshall, evaluating the practices and policies of new media technology companies to determine the risk of religious viewpoint censorship occurring on their platforms.

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