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The Takeaway

PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Baltimore Police Charges; MTA's Political Ad Ban; Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret; Baltimore police charges; last week's Bridgegate indictments; why the MTA banned all political ads; & conservative commencement speeches.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret will be awarded the PEN Freedom of Expression Courage Award -- while PEN's executive director, defends the decision to give him the award.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Speech/Arts Panel; The Measles Outbreak; Your Code-Switch

Monday, February 02, 2015

The MoMA, Creative Time, and Reuters are hosting a panel on freedom of expression. Plus: teaching your kids about inequality; the measles outbreak; and your own code-switching story.

The Takeaway

Free Speech & The Prophet Muhammed: Fighting Radical Islam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

While the great majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the radical ideas of ISIS, after attacks like those in Paris, the message of mainstream Islam is often obscured.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Publishing Controversies, a Chef at Home

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose on freedom of speech. Chef Marcus Samuelsson cooks at home. Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You. Plus: the publishing industry’s struggle over e-book pricing.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Setting off a Firestorm by Printing a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose, culture editor of the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Mohammad 9 years ago, talks about his decision to print them and the debate they sparked.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Town Meetings

Monday, May 05, 2014

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public meetings can include an opening prayer, saying that the practice does not constitute a religious preference.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anti-Defamation on the Web

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and co-author, with Christopher Wolf, of Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), talks about the dark side of the web--viral hate speech--and how to combat it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wallace and Westmoreland

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles at Amazon, adjunct professor at Columbia School of Journalism, and author of TICK...TICK...TICK...The Long Life and Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes, talks about the Westmoreland v. CBS case, its affect on Mike Wallace, and history's verdict on the accusations.

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The Takeaway

Freedom of the Press in Post-Mubarak Egypt

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Egyptian revolution has transformed more than just the government. For decades, freedom of the press was out of reach for most of the Egyptian media, but the revolution has changed all that — to an extent. Some topics such as the military are still left unreported by most traditional outlets. Blogs like "Tahrir Diaries," a website run by 25-year-old writer and activist Mona Seif, are one of the few sources reporting on military trials and violations. 

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It's A Free Country ®

First Principles: What is Freedom?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your quotes, haikus, videos, and more.

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