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January 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Freedom of the Press Under Trump

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A talk by UO journalism professor Kyu Ho Youm.

Hear a talk by acclaimed scholar Kyo Ho Youm about freedom of speech and the press, with a focus on “critical attention to President Trump’s unending ‘war on the press’ and its actual or perceived impact at home and abroad.”

According to Youm, “What’s made our country stand out from the rest of the world? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: ‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.’ These days, however, discerning people are wondering if we remain exceptional in our free-press commitment.”

Kyu Ho Youm is the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. His work has been cited by U.S. and foreign courts, including the House of Lords in Great Britain and the High Court of Australia, as well as relied on worldwide by lawyers representing clients in press freedom litigation. Youm serves on the editorial boards of a dozen major law and communication journals in the U.S. and England.

This event is inspired by the exhibit “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

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