First Five

The First Amendment protects five core freedoms that are under attack every day — from the left, the right, and everywhere in between. First Five strives to foster interest in First Amendment news and provide a platform for discussion among enthusiasts and activists.

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First Amendment Center executive director Lata Nott provides a quick read and links to major news, law, scholarship, technology and commentary.

Podcast

Hosts Lata Nott and Freedom Forum Institute president Gene Policinski talk to the personalities in the news around cutting-edge issues and challenges to the First Amendment, providing first-hand insight and informative inquiry.

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News & Commentary

Enjoy regular commentary on First Amendment issues from Gene Policinski and Lata Nott and periodic contributions by other experts at the Institute, including Kristen Farrington, executive director of its Religious Freedom Center.

Existing Libel Laws Protect the Right to Speak Freely – For All of Us

Newspaper

Make no mistake: The impact of chilling or weakening the Times legal protections will reach into every home, every cellphone and every social media post.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with a college journalist

The First Five

The third in a series of episodes exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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‘First Five’ Commentary on First Amendment Issues Returns to Weekly Distribution

The “First Five” weekly column replaces the commentary known as “Inside the First Amendment,” written by various Institute staff since the mid-1990s.
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First Five Podcast: A conversation with a high school journalist

The First Five

The second in a series exploring student journalism and celebrating 2019’s Year of the Student Journalist.
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First Five Podcast: Year of the Student Journalist

The First Five

Special guest Adriana Chavira, advisor to student publications at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, kicks off the first of eight episodes celebrating the “Year of the Student Journalist.”
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Podcast: Free Spirits, or Discussing the State of the First Amendment Over Drinks

First Amendment

What do Americans know about the First Amendment, and how do they feel about issues like social media policies, campus speech and the relationship between the press and the President? 
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