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PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DEC. 15 WORKSHOP ON SPEECH, DEMOCRACY AND THE OPEN INTERNET

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Released: December 11, 2009

NEWS
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D. C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

December 11, 2009
Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
Email: mark.wigfield@fcc.gov

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 fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
—FCC—

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