Press Freedom

I’ll speak this afternoon at the Fórum da Liberdade (which had a really amazing opening session last night, with speeches by former a remarkable lineup of speakers) on the topic of freedom of the press. The Fórum is an astonishing libertarian event. The gigantic auditorium was packed last night with thousands of attendees. (It was followed by a remarkable evening at a very fine Churascurria in Porto Alegre.)

My talk will cover such topics as why you don’t need a special “press law,” why an independent media (not dependent on advertising from state firms) is important, and the presumption of liberty in relation to speech and the inversion of that presumption in contemporary “bills of rights,” that list permissions granted to citizens, against a background of powers to coerce.

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