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    Liars - Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception

    Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein offered his thoughts on how to limit false information in the public forum while protecting free speech. This virtual program was hosted by the National…

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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Media Industry

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on the future of the media industry and the influence of Facebook and Google. The president of Microsoft…

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    National Constitution Center Town Hall on Freedom of the Press

    Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Steve Cohen (D-TN), National Review Editor Rich Lowery, and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel joined the National Constitution Center for a virtual…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

    Floyd Abrams and Theodore Olon talked about the Supreme Court’s 1971 decision in New York Times v. United States. The case concerns the New York Times and Washington Post's successful challenge to the…

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    House Hearing on Violence Against Protesters and Journalists

    The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a virtual briefing on violence against protesters and journalists in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died…

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    Unfreedom of the Press

    TV and radio host Mark Levin talked about his book, Unfreedom of the Press, in which he argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing objective and trustworthy journalism.…

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    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy at the National Press Club

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy delivered remarks and participated in a discussion during the Headliner’s Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He spoke about the importance of a free press to the Army, saying it…

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    Libel Laws and the Press

    The Heritage Foundation held a discussion on whether libel laws should be examined to restrain the media. Panelists debated the pros and cons of existing laws.

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    After Words with Jim Acosta

    Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, talked about his book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, in which he offered his first-hand account…

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    Freedom of Speech

    The Washington Post held a discussion on freedom of expression and online speech. Among the participants were Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and social justice advocate Michael Render, also known as…

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    America: A Marketplace of Ideas

    America: A Marketplace of Ideas was one of the second-prize high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Anne Joseph and Ashley Browne, sophomores at the Winsor School in…

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    Political Imprisonment

    Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained by Iranian authorities for more than a year, was among those discussing political imprisonment at an event hosted by the Council on…

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    World Press Freedom

    The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders co-hosted the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, a report and study that examined press freedom around the world. Journalists and foreign diplomats…

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    Daniel Lippman on White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Politico's Daniel Lippman previewed the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

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    National Freedom of Information Day: Sunshine in Government Award

    House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was presented with the 2019 Sunshine in Government Award from the News Media for Open Government coalition. This portion of the 2019…

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    National Freedom of Information Day: Government Tracking and Legal Concerns

    In this portion of the 21st annual National Freedom of Information (FOI) Day conference, experts talked about the legal concerns with new government surveillance technology such as face recognition…

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    National Freedom of Information Day: Free Press

    The first panel of the annual National Freedom of Information (FOI) Day conference featured advocates who spoke about the importance of a free press and court cases challenging government agencies for…

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    Al Jazeera Director on Freedom of the Press

    Mostefa Souag, the director general of the Al Jazeera network, discussed press freedom at a National Press Club headliners luncheon. Mr. Souag highlighted Al Jazeera’s independence as a network before…

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    The Press and Public Trust

    Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about his philanthropic efforts to support journalism research, training, and news gathering. He…

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    Landmark Cases Hedrick Smith Interview

    Former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith talked about his weeks sifting through the thousands of documents that make up the Pentagon Papers, a top secret history of the Vietnam War…

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