When: Monday, November 6, 2006 7:30 PM
Where: Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.,
Chicago, IL 60640
What: Protecting Confidential Sources: Why It’s So
From Watergate and the Pentagon Papers to Iran-Contra and Abu Ghraib, journalists have used information from confidential sources to reveal illegal conduct by our government. It is vital to our democracy that we protect the people who are the sources for the exposes in newspapers, magazines and books.
Please join Alysia Tate, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, and Brian Rosenblatt and Ryan Jacobson, media lawyers from the firm Smith Amundsen, while they discuss the importance of confidential sources to a free press.
This program is sponsored by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free _Expression and MLRC Institute and the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
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