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Monday, December 14, 2009

FCC Announces Panelists For December 15 Workshop On Speech, Democracy and the Open Internet

From the FCC:


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


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 or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

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