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Media Concentration
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Indie Producers Squeezed Out of TV, GAO Confirms

TV broadcast networks and major cable operators with ownership stakes in cable channels continue to squeeze independent TV producers and channels off the air, the Government Accountability Office reports. Creative Voices was pleased to have worked with GAO to document in this important report the chokehold that Big Media has over access to television. In

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National Broadband Plan

In response to the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The FCC gets a standing ovation from independent media artists for its visionary National Broadband Plan. The economic, social, and cultural benefits of this critical 21st

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CV Files Comments w/FCC Advocating Open Internet

CV filed comments today in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding calling on the Commission to establish clear rules protecting the right of content creators to provide — and consumers to access — the Internet content of their choice without restraint or impairment by the Internet Service Provider. This principle of Network Neutrality is crucial for

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REPORT: The Case For Universal Broadband in America: Now!

Costs of Failure to Achieve President’s Goal of Universal Broadband by 2007 are “Staggering,” Says New Report Include Hundreds of Billions of Dollars of Economic Growth and Over a Million Jobs WASHINGTON, October 10, 2007: The failure to achieve President Bush’s 2004 goal of universal broadband access to the Internet “in every corner of America

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BIG CHILL: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children

Creative Voices’ paper, Big Chill: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children is at this link.

Creative Voices’ Comments to FCC in 2006 Media Ownership Proceeding

Misguided FCC media ownership policies harm competition, diversity of viewpoints, and localism – the Commission’s key policy goals in regulating media ownership – and prevent the American public from receiving better broadcast television, the Center for Creative Voices in Media told the Commission in comments filed today. Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow once famously referred

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Media Censorship
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Star Writers Discuss Writing, Censorship, Janet Jackson’s Breast

Superstar scribes George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John Ridley, Danny Strong and Jonas Cuaron tell The Hollywood Reporter the secrets of how they work, the public figures they really want to write about and how Janet Jackson’s breast impacted their work. Of how the famed Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime “wardrobe malfunction” impacted his

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Creative Voices Statement on SCOTUS decision in Fox v FCC

In response to decision in Fox v. F.C.C. by the Supreme Court of the United States, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The Center for Creative Voices in Media welcomes today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in Fox v.

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CV Applauds Overturning of FCC’s Janet Jackson Fine

After the Supreme Court in Fox v. FCC remanded the Janet Jackson case back for review, the Third Circuit again found in CBS v. FCC that the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency decision and $550,000 fine against CBS in the Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime case were “arbitrary and capricious,” and therefore unlawful. Press coverage and

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FOX – Time Warner Merger Threatens Free Speech, Expression in Big Media

James Stewart of the NY Times cogently captures the real dangers to the public interest of the potential merger between FOX and Time Warner in this terrific analysis. Far more than economic power is at stake here; rather, control by one company of so many powerful mass media outlets threatens the vibrant “marketplace of ideas”

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