Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment’

The First Amendment and What It Means for Free Speech Online

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

By Sam Cook
comparitech.com

Our article  on the First Amendment and what it means for free speech online, sheds light on what is and what is not guaranteed by the First Amendment in relation to online freedom of speech, file sharing, and anonymity online.

The internet as we know it is nearly 30 years old. Sure, the web is a bit more complicated — and more intricately connected — than it was 30 years ago, but it’s no less of a modern Wild West today than it was in the 90s (although you may need to dig deep into the darknet to experience the real gun-slinging). The freedoms and anonymity  we enjoy online are, however, constantly under scrutiny, by both governments and businesses alike.

Read full article here.

 

 

The Aronson Awards, Sans Peter Parisi, Segues to Tami Gold

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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James Aronson Never Supported News Censorship

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Lest We Forget …

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Retired Professor Peter Parisi: Self-Anointed Chaperone for the Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism says he believes in news censorship.

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Boycotting the Aronson Awards – D:F/M Colleagues Seeking Surcease for Peter Parisi’s Faux Pas

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

According to the minutes for the November D:F/M faculty meeting, D:F/M Chair Jay Roman and Colleagues Bob Stanley and Karen Hunter (right now, I regard Colleague Hunter as a sort of overpaid journalistic diletante with a scurrilous reputation for making despicable comments about atheists) and others whose names were not in the minutes, were distressed that Colleague Parisi was being “singled” out for his comments supporting news censorship of the WORD.

Peter Parisi [From his facebook page]

Peter Parisi [From his facebook page]

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Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) – Part IV

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

At the meeting I’ve referred to as this first blip on the radar,  I revealed my contact with the New York Civil Liberties Union but didn’t reveal my contact with the National Writers Union, which had responded positively to my request for support.

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Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part III

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

Now, colleague Larry Shore, former chair of the department’s grade appeals committee which I had been describing in several venues “as one of the most corrupt” at Hunter if not CUNY, candidly responded to the question, “Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M,” A Big Barnacle: Is a Discussion Needed?” His comments, however, never made it into the department minutes.

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