Sympathy for the Censor

October 11, 2006

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A city-wide Cafe Society discussion about the American tradition of First Amendment rights and the increase of self-censorship among journalists, including a provocative lecture by Chicago-based author and activist Jamie Kalven.  Recently, Kalven found himself at the center of a free speech controversy in connection with a federal civil rights suit arising out of his reporting on allegations of police brutality, when the City of Chicago subpoenaed his notes and other documents. After he refused to comply, the City moved to have him held in contempt. The case is pending in federal district court.

 

Recorded Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum.