The Media Institute Launches Free Speech Week

Free Speech week launched Monday, featuring celebrations of the First Amendment.

The week is coordinated by media company-backed think tank The Media Institute, which, as part of the celebration, is giving its Freedom of Speech award to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell at a banquet Oct. 18 in Washington.

Among the partners in the effort are the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.