Live Blog: “The Media’s Right to Offend: Exploring the Legal and Ethical Limits on Free Speech”
Hate speech. Offensive speech. Free speech. Where do we draw the line? Where should we draw the line?
J-Source contributors Elizabeth McMillan and Cigdem Iltan are live blogging this one-day symposium.
When: Saturday, November 1, 2008, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: University of King’s College, Halifax
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente will give the keynote address. For a list of panelists and our bloggers’ bios, scroll down below the live blog.
Elizabeth McMillan is a journalism student at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She is former editor of the campus paper, The Xaverian Weekly, at St. Francis Xavier University. While working with a local women’s rights organization in Accra, Ghana in 2007, she blogged from internet cafes across the country.
Cigdem Iltan is a journalism student at the University of King’s College. She is a former writer and news editor at the student paper, The Gazette, at the University of Western Ontario and currently writes freelance for Scene magazine.