Freedom Of The Press

The Brian Lehrer Show

Will Gawker Kill the First Amendment?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A new book looks at what Gawker, TMZ, and other paparazzi outlets mean for freedom of the press. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio; Bioethics and DNA; P.C. Policing

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses his agenda for New York City. Plus: What would it mean for a baby to have three parents? Then, Jonathan Chait; paparazzi; and Bob Dylan's new album.

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 Takeaway

Full Interview: The New Yorker's Cartoon Editor on Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, reflects on the Charlie Hebdo attack and considers how cartoonists and cartoon editors balance questions of creative freedom.

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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

The U.S. Government Vs. James Risen

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is being pressed by the DOJ to testify against one of his sources. He's determined not to comply, and his latest book is proof of that.

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The Takeaway

An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.


The Brian Lehrer Show

The DoJ vs. Leakers vs. Reporters

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Details continue to emerge about how the Justice Department is investigating leakers and the reporters they collaborate with (including a long report in the Washington Post about Fox's James Rosen). Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker discusses the effect on journalists and the balance between revealing sensitive information and preserving freedom of the press.

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