Argentine newspaper president Javier Borelli brings fight for freedom of speech to SOJC

Christian Hartwell

Freedom of speech is occupying the minds of many at this moment in history. At the national level, President-Elect Donald Trump has tweeted that burning the American flag should be faced with “perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail” and that he’s going to “open up libel laws” to go after news organizations that print unflattering stories about him — both clear contradictions to the protections offered by the First Amendment. Closer to home, we’ve run into questions about freedom of speech on the University of Oregon campus with the recent controversy sparked by a law professor who wore blackface as part of a Halloween costume.

At the UO School of Journalism and Communication, freedom of expression and the press is a topic that always holds great interest for students and faculty. In November,  we had the chance to meet someone who had dealt with attacks on freedom…

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