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Free Speech Defender-Superstar Photos!

Last night we celebrated a bunch of amazing defenders of Free Speech at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan. We have pictures! Here’s a taste: Judy Blume presents Laurie Halse Anderson with her Free Speech Defender award! We all honored Laurie for … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill’s firing upheld. NCAC Executive Director on Churchill and protecting controversial speech

A court Tuesday upheld the University of Colorado’s firing of professor Ward Churchill after controversy arose from his essay which referred to victims of the 9/11 attacks as “little Eichmanns.” Judge Larry Naves ruled that Churchill would neither get his … Continue reading

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NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in on NYPost cartoon controvery

CNN’s coverage of the NY Post’s controversial cartoon from a First Amendment perspective. Click here to watch the video. NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in, noting NCAC’s response to the violence in Denmark resulting from a newspaper’s running cartoon … Continue reading

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NCAC’s Executive Director on the free speech controversy in the Netherlands

NCAC’s director Joan Bertin responds to Ian Buruma’s op-ed on the Dutch legislator Geert Wilders in a recent letter to the editor in The New York Times. According to Bertin: Ian Buruma is right to note how ironic it is that … Continue reading

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