Apr 122005

Every year on the birthday of our nation’s third president, the Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression honors the author of the Declaration of Independence by handing out the Jefferson Muzzle awards to organizations and individuals that, in their view, have somehow limited free speech.

This year, the Center has handed out a record-setting fifteen of the awards to such places as the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia House of Delegates, and the Republican and Democratic parties for setting up so-called “free speech” zones during their national conventions last summer.

Last week, radio essayist Janis Jaquith sat down with the center’s director, Robert O’Neil, to talk about the importance of free expression in a democracy. Click below to hear her interview.

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  1. [...] a feature by Tubbs about the Salmagundi Film Festival. Tuesday, Janis Jaquith (my momma) interviewed the Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression’s Robert O’Neill about the Jefferson M [...]

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