[act-ma] Event -- When Checks and Balances Fail: The Media and Civil Liberties in the 2008 Election
cott at aclum.org
Thu Sep 4 09:30:44 PDT 2008
Please mark your calendars to join us for this Constitution Day conversation
about the media and civil liberties, at the Boston Public Library on Sept.
When Checks and Balances Fail:
The Media and Civil Liberties in the 2008 Election
Tuesday, September 16
6 - 8 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., Copley Square, Rabb Lecture Hall
This event is an ACLU of Massachusetts conversation with:
- Eric Alterman, The Nation
- Ellen Hume, MIT Center for Future Civic Media
- Callie Crossley, Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism,
- Emcee: Barry Nolan, veteran TV journalist
Among the questions to be discussed:
- WHO is demanding real answers about civil liberties in this election year?
- WHAT can we hope for from investigative reporting given the increasing
risks faced by whistleblowers?
- WHEN will the Fourth Estate assume the role of ³last line of defense² for
democracy when Congress fails to exercise a check against the executive¹s
- WHERE can we find the best media coverage of key constitutional issues?
- WHY does the ³war on terror² framework continue to affect an independent
media¹s willingness to take risks seven years after 9/11?
- HOW do we take advantage of opportunities offered by new media to keep the
government responsive to the people?
Free and open to the public.
More information about the Act-MA