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Media and the Limits to Free Speech in the 21st Century

Monday, April 6, 2015
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
McMahon Learning Community Lounge

Our increasingly interconnected world means that a news article, a cartoon or a comment published in one location may be globally available in seconds. Since the standards for acceptable speech may vary with each community, let alone country, this has led to significant issues, for example the Charlie Hebdo attack. You are invited to join our panel for a discussion on how ideas of free speech and freedom of expression vary across the world and how standards are affected by the 21st century modes of communication available to us. Marie Shanahan is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and an expert on social media, Mitchell Pearlman is a Lecturer in Journalism and former Executive Director of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission. Ryan King is General Manager of WHUS and a journalism major.

Contact:

Farzaneh, f.mahmoodpoor@uconn.edu

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