FEPP Archives - Press Releases and Advisories
Ask AAP to Reconsider Misstatements About Media Violence
(December 5, 2001) - A group of media scholars asked the American Academy
of Pediatrics today to reconsider its November 2001 Policy Statement on
Media Violence because of its "many misstatements about social-science
research on media effects." The scholars cited both the Policy Statement's
factual inaccuracies and its "overall distortions and failure to acknowledge
many serious questions about the interpretation of media violence studies."
Supreme Court in COPA Case Ducks Question of What is Harmful
(May 13, 2002) - The Supreme Court ruled that the use of an unpredictable
"community standards" test to determine what online expression
is "harmful to minors" is not in itself enough to invalidate
the Child Online Protection Act. The Court did not address the question
raised four sexuality scholars organizations in a brief written by FEPP
- whether minors are really harmed from reading or viewing sexual material.
The case was sent back to the lower courts.
to the FCC on Broadcast Localism
(November 1, 2004) - The Brennan Center for Justice, the Consumer Federation
of America, and 30 other organizations urged the agency responsible for
regulating the public airwaves to repair the lack of localism and diversity
in commercial broadcasting by providing more opportunities for independent
community-oriented nonprofit media.