The Free Expression Network (FEN) is an alliance of organizations seeking to protect “the First Amendment right of free expression and the values it represents” and to oppose “governmental efforts to suppress constitutionally protected speech.” Launched in the early 1990s, the group has advocated against the Communications Decency Act, music censorship, and government secrecy.

FEN members meet four times a year to discuss pressing First Amendment concerns and strategies for battling censorship. Led by the National Coalition Against Censorship, other member organizations are the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, First Amendment Project, Media Law Resource Center, Student Press Law Center, and Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. FEN members have access to a discussion list that features many leading First Amendment experts on a variety of free expression and censorship-related topics.

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