Media Freedom Project
The Media Freedom Project is a project of the Americans for Tax Reform, a corporate funded non-profit group.
Announcing the formation of the group the ATR stated that the projects is "dedicated to deregulation of the media." In the media statement announcing its launch ATR stated the project was created as a response to "liberal efforts to re-regulate the media, including attempts to reinstate the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," an antiquated Federal Communications Commission rule that would have the effect of pulling the plug on conservative talk show personalities such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and G. Gordon Liddy.
- Derek Hunter - executive director (and also federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform) 
The project's website does not indicate whether it receives any funding from media companies.
The Media Freedom Project
1920 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Americans for Tax Reform, "ATR Launches Media Freedom Project, Web site; Grassroots Organization Will Advocate for Media Deregulation", Media Release, U.S. Newswire, May 4, 2005.
- Derek Hunter, "A la carte cable pulls plug on small networks," The Politico, June 19, 2007.
- Derek Hunter, op/ed: "Republican principles imperiled at FCC, too," Politico.com, October 2, 2007.
- Press release, "Survey: 7 in 10 Americans Urge FCC to Cap Out-Of-Control Spending on 'High Cost' Portion of Universal Service Fund Phone Bill Tax," Cap The Fund (a project of The Seniors Coalition, Americans for Tax Reform, the Maryland Taxpayers Association and The Media Freedom Project) via PR Newswire, November 14, 2007.
- Press release, "As Federal Phone Tax Heads Higher, 'Cap The Fund' Web Site To Help Consumers Support FCC Curbs on Universal Service Fund (USF) Waste," Cap The Fund via PR Newswire, March 18, 2008.
- Press release, "MFP Praises FCC's Decision to Waive Antiquated Disclosure Rules," Americans for Tax Reform / Media Freedom Project via PR Newswire, April 25, 2008.
- Jay Gallagher, "Proposed tough new rules on violent video games under attack," Press & Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, New York), July 16, 2008.
- Glen Dickson, "Microsoft Presses for White Spaces Vote: Microsoft's Craig Mundie tells reporters 'no justifiable reason' to delay FCC vote on proposed devices," Broadcasting & Cable, October 27, 2008.