Press Freedoms in the Former Soviet Republics
The program was held in the McGowan Theater of the National Archives.
The guest held a discussion on press freedoms in the former Soviet states with students from Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Armenia,… read more
The guest held a discussion on press freedoms in the former Soviet states with students from Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included the ways in which democratic revolutions have helped to elevate press freedoms and media reforms; comparisons of press freedoms in the U.S. to those in the former Soviet states; tactics employed by governments to diminish press freedoms or threaten independent news organizations and journalists; the First Amendment protection for journalists in the U.S.; and why a government would want to restrict rights outlined in the First Amendment. Mr. Smyth responded to the students' questions throughout the program.
The program was held in the McGowan Theater of the National Archives. close
People in this video
Frank Bond Host Newseum
Frank Smyth Representative Committee to Protect Journalists->Washington
- Close Up FoundationClose Up Foundation
Press Freedoms in the U.S.
A discussion on press freedoms in the U.S. and anonymous sources was held with students participating in Close Up…
Flag Burning and the First Amendment
Panelists discussed flag burning and the First Amendment with students from around the nation participating in Close Up…
Bruce Barry talked about his book Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace, published by…
First Amendment in Schools
Charles Haynes discussed the First Amendment in schools with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up…