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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations…

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    Supreme Court and the Press

    A panel of law professors and journalists talked about the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court case, and the relationship between the Supreme Court and the press. They spoke about…

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    Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan

    Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court case, as well as the history of the Supreme Court reporting. 

    In the 1964 Supreme…

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    Government Public Affairs Offices and Transparency

    Journalists and former government public affairs officials talked about the role of government public affairs offices and whether their roles help or hinder government openness. The…

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    National Security and Liberty

    Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting for the Press

    James C. Goodale talked about his book, Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles. He spoke with Edward Lazarus, Executive Vice President/General…

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    News Review with Representative Karen Bass

    Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about some of the top news stories of the day, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Attorney…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated…

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    Freedom of Information Act Litigation

    Lawyers talked about cases dealing with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. They also responded to questions from the audience.
    This was part of an American University Law…

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War,…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration, focusing on McCarthyism and the president’s relationship with the…

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    Fair Trials and a Free Press

    Participants spoke about press freedoms, the administration of justice, conduct of fair trials, and challenges posed to the process by the use of new media. They also responded to…

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    After Words with Gabriel Schoenfeld

    Should members of the news media be prosecuted for revealing information that endangers national security?  That is the question Gabriel Schoenfeld seeks to answer in his latest…

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    International Press Freedom Bill Signing

    President Obama signed the International Press Freedom Act. The bill was named after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. It…

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    Media Regulation and the First Amendment

    Panelists talked about new media, ways in which government can regulate it, and what new technologies have the possibility to change they way things are regulated. Topics included new…

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    Freedom of Information Cases

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in appeals against the decisions in lower courts of Fox News Network LLC v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and…

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    Book Discussion on Triple Cross

    Peter Lance talked about his book Triple Cross: How Bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI (Harper Paperbacks; June 16, 2009). He talked about the…

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    After Words with Brian Jennings

    Brian Jennings talked about his book Censorship: The Threat to Silence Talk Radio (Threshold Editions; May 5, 2009). In his book the conservative talk-show programmer decries efforts by…

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    Book Discussion on Losing the News

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Jones talked about his book Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy (Oxford University Press, USA; August 19, 2009). In his book…

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    Protection of Free Speech and Privacy

    Michael Samway talked about the Global Network Initiative, a joint effort between technology and human rights organizations to protect free speech and privacy for those in restrictive…

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