In what some are calling an "absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media", the Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is floating the idea of placing government monitors in newsrooms across the country to determine what stories are being covered and why.
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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the nation grows increasingly horrified by the blatant improprieties being shown on prime time television these days, the Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in what many are calling the most important case concerning broadcast indecency in 40 years.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The first step in a process that will lead to more federal oversight of the Internet began last Thursday when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to begin the process of reclassifying the Web as a “telecommunications service” rather than an “information service” in order to broaden its authority over it.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Parents Television Council® (PTC) is urging the public to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Fox’s “American Dad,” which featured bestiality between a man and horse on a January 3 episode that aired during hours when indecent content is prohibited.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has denied signing on to a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that accuses conservative radio and television personalities of “hate speech.”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named a communications attorney who once railed against conservative and Christian talk radio as its new “Chief Diversity Officer.”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups, outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action this month on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer (June 27, 2008) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to auction off an unused portion of the wireless spectrum to anyone willing to provide free Internet service without pornography may be derailed by critics crying “censorship!”
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