Ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee reviewed and loosened its rules about protest on the field of play, but reiterated restrictions on medal podium activism, saying: Don’t.
Significant First Amendment cases involving religion, student speech, assembly and press rights were at the top of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the just-finished 2020-21 term.
When news is overwhelming — as it has been this past year — more people turn to local news than almost any other source.
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level. The decision also protected parental rights and reaffirmed the core principles of a seminal student speech decision of more than 50 years ago.
The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just getting started in its mission of “fostering First Amendment freedoms for all.”
The following is an excerpt of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson’s remarks on accepting the Freedom Forum’s Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Watch the program here.
Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was framed as a culture war flashpoint between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ civil rights.
Award-Winning Journalist and Author Isabel Wilkerson Will Receive the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media on Monday, June 21
For many Black Americans, Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. For many white Americans, last year’s protests over police brutality drove awareness of Juneteenth’s significance. For all Americans, Juneteenth is an opportunity to remember that our rights — including our First Amendment freedoms — are only guaranteed […]