Monday, December 14, 2009
PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DEC. 15 WORKSHOP ON
Speech, Democracy and the Open Internet
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will hold a staff workshop on speech and democratic engagement as part of the Commissions’ open Internet proceeding. The workshop will examine the relationship between the Internet's openness and democratic speech and participation, including its impact on "citizen journalism," as well as blogging, political organizing, and cultural expression.
WHAT: Speech, Democratic Engagement, and the Open Internet
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: FCC Commission Room,
445 12th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
PANELISTS: Stuart Benjamin, FCC, Moderator
Michele Combs, Christian Coalition
Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit
Jonathan Moore, Rowdy Orbit
Ruth Livier, YLSE
Garlin Gilchrist, Center for Community Change
Bob Corn-Revere, Davis Wright Tremaine
Jack Balkin, Yale Law School
Andrew Schwartzman, Media Access Project
The workshop will be open to the public; however, admittance will be limited to the seating available. Audio/video coverage of the workshop will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Web on www.openinternet.gov.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).