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Bell Ringer: Freedom of Press in the United States and Around the World

Freedom of Press in the United States and Around the World

Constitutional Attorney, Floyd Abrams compared how freedoms of press and speech are in different in the United States than in other countries. Specifically, he discussed how libel laws and journalism differ in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada.

Description

Constitutional Attorney, Floyd Abrams compared how freedoms of press and speech are in different in the United States than in other countries. Specifically, he discussed how libel laws and journalism differ in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How is libel law different in the United States compared to the United Kingdom?
  • Explain the differences between the United States and the United Kingdom when journalists report on trials.
  • What are risks of having so much freedom of speech and press? How does Mr. Abram defend this amount of freedom of speech and press?

Additional Resources

Participants

Vocabulary

  • English Law
  • First Amendment
  • Freedom Of Press
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Journalism
  • Juror
  • Libel
  • United Kingdom

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesComparative GovernmentConstitutional Foundation

Grades

High SchoolUniversity