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It’s Free Speech Week – FIRE

The blog of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, provides ideas on how students can celebrate, including how to invite a FIRE staff member to speak at their campus.  Read their blog post here.

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Public Discourse Summit – Wabash College

Attorney David E. Kendall to give keynote address titled “The First Amendment and the Internet: Was Mark Twain Right?” at the Wabash College Public Discourse Summit, to coincide with Free Speech Week.  Read more about this event here:

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Editorial by Thomas G. Donlan – Barron’s

Editorial by Thomas G. Donlan for Barron’s, click here to read The High Cost of Speaking Freely

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Op-ed by Ray Amemiya, CEO Olelo Community Media, for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Op-ed by Bonnie Bressers, Assoc. Prof., A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

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Not a Very P.C. Thing To Say: How the Language Police Are Perverting Liberalism

Not a Very P.C. Thing To Say: How the Language Police Are Perverting Liberalism By Jonathan Chait, New York magazine, 1-27-15 Around 2 a.m. on December 12, four students approached the apartment of Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student at the University of Michigan, who had recently published […]

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Media Institute Issues Statement Condemning Murder of French Journalists

NEWS RELEASE – THE MEDIA INSTITUTE 2300 CLARENDON BLVD., SUITE 602 * ARLINGTON, VA 22201 703-243-5700 * info@mediainstitute.org * www.mediainstitute.org For Release: January 7, 2015 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar Media Institute Issues Statement Condemning Murder of French Journalists Arlington, Va., Jan. 7, 2015 – Media Institute President […]

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Alyssa Rosenberg on free speech and the movies – The Washington Post

Political and cultural analyst Alyssa Rosenberg writes for The Washington Post about why free speech is critical to the right to make movies.  Follow the link to “For movies from ‘Citizenfour’ to ‘The Act of Killing’ free speech is a rich subject and a pressing issue”

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Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week? – ACLU

On the ACLU Blog of Rights, Tony Ruthert presents recent events in the US to explain why Free Speech Week is as necessary now as ever before.   Follow the link to read Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week?

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NAA op-ed: Why Protecting Free Speech is So Important to the Field of Journalism – Caroline Little

NAA Free Speech Week Op-Ed by Caroline Little, NAA president and CEO There is a reason freedom of speech was carved into the governing fabric of our nation. The founders considered free speech one of humanity’s basic rights, and its provision in the First Amendment has been […]

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