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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on a new Google study that found the U.S. was number one on its list of countries that asked the search engine company to censor content.

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    Book Discussion on Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press

    Next on American History TV, a discussion on World War II reporting and censorship, and the experience of Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy. 
    Kennedy was fired in 1945 after he…

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    A Discussion on Publishing and Censorship in Iran

    Iranian author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi talked about the struggle to publish even non-politically motivated books in Iran (where he still lives) and the banning of his work by Iranian…

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    Book Discussion on Consent of the Networked

    Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and corporations. The author points to the changes in Facebook’s privacy policies and…

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    2011 PEN Freedom to Write Lecture

    Nigerian author Wole Soyinka talked about censorship and “a writer’s purpose and responsibility in a climate of forced silence and intolerance.”
    The Sixth Annual Arthur…

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    Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents News Conference

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough spoke at a news conference about his removal of a controversial video from an art exhibit in November 2010 at the National Portrait…

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    Book Discussion on The Net Delusion

    In his book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgeny Morozov, contributing editor to Foreign Policy, argues that the Internet may do less to democratize states and more to…

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    Communicators with Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman

    Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman spoke separately about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency…

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    Book Discussion on Kaboom

    Matt Gallagher talked about his experiences in Iraq and the blog he wrote while there. The blog, which described what daily life was like for Lt. Gallagher and his platoon, was…

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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Author Christopher Hitchens delivered the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture.  The lecture was titled “Crucibles: Past and…

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    Internet Regulation in China

    Executives with internet companies Google and Go Daddy testified before a federal commission that monitors civil rights abuses in China about problems they’ve had operating in that…

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    Panel on Censorship

    Panelists from PEN American Center spoke about censorship. Sam Tannenhaus moderated. Ms. Menendez concluded by reading a list of journalists imprisoned around 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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    After Words with Eduardo Galeano

    Eduardo Galeano talked about his book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Nation Books; May 25, 2009). In his book Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano tells a history of the world through 600…

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    After Words with Rick Wartzman

    Rick Wartzman talked about his book Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath (PublicAffairs; September 1, 2008). In his book he…

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    The International Media and China

    Andrea Koppel and John Pomfret spoke about relationship between the international media and the Chinese government. They focused on press freedom, changes in rules governing the media…

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    Publishing Industry News

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    Broadcast Indecency Standards

    This program contains language that some may find offensive.

    The guests talked about the decision announced during the week by the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case initially brought by…

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    Stereotypes and Degrading Images

    Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.” They focused on the impact of racist and sexist language and…

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    Book Discussion on Killed Cartoons

    Davis Wallis talked about the book he edited Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression, published by W.W. Norton. He talked about cartoons that were commissoned by…

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