3,723May 2, 2010
Freedom to Write Lecture
Author Christopher Hitchens delivered the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. The lecture was titled “Crucibles: Past and Present.” A ...
2,419Oct 26, 1994
Sex, Art and American Culture
Professor Paglia discussed topics from her book, Sex, Art and American Culture, and from her academic work in the Humanities.
2,029Mar 24, 2010
Internet Regulation in China
Executives with internet companies Google and Go Daddy testified before a federal commission that monitors civil rights abuses in China about problems they’ve had operating in that ...
1,433May 4, 2012
A Discussion on Publishing and Censorship in Iran
Iranian author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi talked about the struggle to publish even non-politically motivated books in Iran (where he still lives) and the banning of his work by Iranian ...
1,356Jan 13, 2011
Book Discussion on The Net Delusion
In his book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgeny Morozov, contributing editor to Foreign Policy, argues that the Internet may do less to democratize states and ...
1,276Sep 25, 2007
Stereotypes and Degrading Images
Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.” They focused on the impact of racist and sexist language and images in ...
905Mar 4, 1994
Video Game Violence
Witnesses testified on efforts to institute a ratings system for violence and sex in video games. Congressman Lantos described legislation he is introducing in the House which will set a ...
730May 26, 2009
After Words with Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano talked about his book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Nation Books; May 25, 2009). In his book Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano tells a history of the world through 600 ...
713Jun 3, 2010
Book Discussion on Kaboom
Matt Gallagher talked about his experiences in Iraq and the blog he wrote while there. The blog, which described what daily life was like for Lt. Gallagher and his platoon, was shut down ...
622Mar 29, 2003
Censorship and Political Correctness Panel
The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues.
William Styron is the author of The ...
586Oct 22, 2005
Was Communism A Threat to Hollywood?
A portion of this program contains language that some may find offensive.
Authors and journalists participated in a panel to debate the impact of communism on the film industry at the 2005 ...
478Feb 14, 2012
Book Discussion on Consent of the Networked
Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and corporations. The author points to the changes in Facebook’s privacy policies and the ...
458Jun 19, 2012
Telephone lines were open for comments on a new Google study that found the U.S. was number one on its list of countries that asked the search engine company to censor content.
439Sep 25, 2008
After Words with Rick Wartzman
Rick Wartzman talked about his book Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath (PublicAffairs; September 1, 2008). In his book he discusses ...
386Feb 15, 2006
The Internet in China
Government officials, Internet company executives, and human rights advocates testified on the topic, “The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression.” Among the issues they ...
382Jul 15, 2010
Communicators with Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman
Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman spoke separately about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency policy. The Court ...
382May 5, 1994
Music Lyric Regulation and Rap Music
The subcommittee heard testimony from music industry representatives and high school students about the effects of music lyrics, focusing on “offensive, violent and misogynistic” ...
349May 9, 2012
Book Discussion on Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press
Next on American History TV, a discussion on World War II reporting and censorship, and the experience of Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy.
Kennedy was fired in 1945 after he defied a ...
301Nov 14, 2009
Panel on Censorship
Panelists from PEN American Center spoke about censorship. Sam Tannenhaus moderated. Ms. Menendez concluded by reading a list of journalists imprisoned around the world.
294Jun 4, 2009
After Words with Brian Jennings
Brian Jennings talked about his book Censorship: The Threat to Silence Talk Radio (Threshold Editions; May 5, 2009). In his book the conservative talk-show programmer decries efforts by ...
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