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Free Speech Live! - A Conversation with Laurence Tribe for World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day was established by the United Nations in 1993 to celebrate the work of journalists and the fundamental right to information. This year, the theme of this special day is “Information as a Public Good” centering international attention around the changing media landscape and its impact on democracy. Few know the implications and nuances of evolving democratic issues better than constitutional scholar and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, whose accolades include helping to write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands, and prevailing in three-fifths of the many appellate cases he has argued including 35 in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Join PEN America and Teens for Press Freedom for this online forum featuring a brief presentation, discussion, and expert-facilitated Q&A session with Laurence Tribe, to discuss the challenges and threats to international press freedom today, and what young people can do to help address them. High school and college alumni of PEN America’s youth programs, members of the Teens for Press Freedom, and other students are welcome to join.

May 5, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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