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Freedom of Expression

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

In his essay, On Liberty, John Stuart Mill argues that government has no right to limit the freedom of thought. He reasons that even a dissenting opinion held by a single individual has great value to society because it may turn out to be true.

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Brandeis Concurring With Holmes in Whitney v. California, 1927

Justice Louis Brandeis concurrence articulated the American idea of freedom of speech many decades before the Supreme Court began expanding the rights of expression under the First Amendment. Some of his ideas have become critical justifications for safeguarding freedom of speech even under the most challenging conditions.

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Journalist Arrests Threaten Freedom of Press

Thomas Hughes and Jodie Ginsburg write that “Journalists are facing an unprecedented and unrelenting crackdown on their work that appears […]

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Efforts to Protect College Media From Suppression Gain Traction

College Media Association President Chris Evans reviews efforts over the past year to ensure college press freedom. A 2016 report […]

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Presidential Calls For Reporter Firings Chill Press Freedom

In a statement responding to President Trump’s tweet calling for the firing of the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, PEN American Director Suzanne […]

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What International Journalists Have to Worry About After President’s Recent Twitter Tirade

The Atlantic asks how is the U.S. Department of Justice’s complaint against the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger related to President Trump’s subsequent […]

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Criticism Escalates Over President Trump’s Threats To Revoke Network Licenses

In a rebuke to President Trump’s threats to revoke broadcast licenses, FCC Chair Ajit Pai said at telecom law event, “The […]

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Media Called “The Enemy” in New Trump Ad

What do CNN's Anderson Cooper, NBC's Brian Williams, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan have in common? They are branded as enemies of the President's agenda in a new ad which has been widely criticized for fostering fear and distrust at at time when President Trump is calling for unity after the violence in Charlottesville.

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