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Jailing the Messenger: Leaks, Sources, and Freedom of the Press


September 27, 2006 | Baruch Performing Arts Center | NYC

With Judith Miller in jail and subpoenas directed to journalists and news-gathering organizations on the rise, PEN American Center hosted a public program exploring the growing conflict over reporters’ privilege. In a moderated discussion and debate, panelists Ronald Dworkin, Vanessa Leggett, Anthony Lewis, Norman Pearlstine, and Helen Zia examine the question of how to balance the great importance of nurturing a vigorous free press and ensuring public access to information against competing values such as the rights of criminal defendants, privacy rights, and national security. 

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