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Communication Law and Policy: Topic 2


About: What is Speech?; History and philosophy of Freedom of Expression; International perspective

Class 2 Websites

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

John Milton’s Defence of Freedom of the Press (plus Mill)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 19

Democracy Wed: Comparative Studies in Freedom - Freedom of Expression

Essential Principles


What is Free Speech in America Gets People Jailed in France and Elsewhere

Free Expression Network

Censorship in the US

A Brief History of Film Censorship

Music Censorship in America

Art and Culture Censorship Timeline

“The Marketplace of Ideas in an Era of Fake News,” 2019 Leon Jaworski Program, ABA’s Law Day

Why we really need to talk about free speech

Class 2 Readings