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5 students win $5,000 scholarships in Free to Tweet contest

1 for All competition prompted thousands to express support for First Amendment freedoms.

2nd ‘Free to Tweet’ campaign celebrates First Amendment, offers scholarships

After receiving more than 17,000 submissions last year, including tweets from the White House and celebrities, the “Free to Tweet” campaign this year gives students more time to celebrate their First Amendment rights.

Defamation play explores race, religion, class, law

Chicago playwright Todd Logan’s original courtroom drama will be performed free Nov. 8-9 in Nashville at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt; play enlists audience as jury on contentious issues.

2012 survey: Majority says online content pirates should be prosecuted

Fifty-nine percent of respondents in State of the First Amendment survey said the government should prosecute content pirates, with 33% opposed.

Guidelines to help schools stop bullying, keep free speech

May 22 press conference in D.C. will release ‘Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools,’ endorsed by 17 national groups, which aims to combat bullying while upholding free speech.

National FOI Day looks at secrecy, whistleblowing, more

First Amendment Center’s 14th annual conference March 16 at Newseum also features ALA’s James Madison Award, while OpenTheGovernment.org conducts 7th annual Sunshine Week program.

This year’s hypothetical case: religious symbols on public property

Thirty-eight law schools from around the nation are vying in 22nd annual competition Feb. 16-17 in Nashville.

What is the truth about Islam and Muslims in America?

Today’s 7:30 p.m. EST program at Newseum will explore ‘everything you always wanted to know — but were afraid to ask’ about anti-mosque protests, anti-Sharia legislation, more. This program will be webcast live.

Thousands tweet for freedom

Free to Tweet contest draws celebrities, students, people of all ages on Bill of Rights Day.

White House proclamation urges support for Bill of Rights Day — today!

Spokesman also says White House will tweet in honor of the day. See Free to Tweet responses on Twitter.

‘Free to Tweet’ celebrates First Amendment

News release Contest offers 22 scholarships for high school and college students; awareness campaign to culminate on Dec. 15 with 24-hour ‘tweetathon’ featuring guest artists.

‘Freedom Sings’ concert at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe Oct. 19

News release Featuring music from 1971, 13th annual event at legendary music venue celebrates free expression in music.

‘God in the Classroom’

Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum will host a documentary screening and author’s discussion on Nov. 1 exploring the place of religion in public schools.

Seigenthalers to discuss ‘Living the First Amendment’

Father-son team will reflect on their journalistic experience Sept. 20 at Middle Tennessee State University.

The 10-year shadow of 9/11

News release How would America be different if the attack had not happened? Sept. 13 discussion at First Amendment Center will explore that question.

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