Last week, KQED News, Berkeley Law, and the UC Berkeley School of Information held a discussion panel on National Security and Free Speech. You can listen to the first two panels below.

Panel three — moderated by KQED’s Scott Shafer and made up of UC Berkeley’s Lowell Bergman and Robert Cole, plus Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame — will be aired on KQED 88.5 FM at 1 p.m. on May 21, then archived here.

Panel 1 – Transparency and Accountability vs. Diplomacy and Deliberation

  • Nicky Ozer, ACLU Northern California (moderator)
  • Steve Weber (UC Berkeley School of Information)
  • Carlos Osorio (The National Security Archive)
  • Saira Mohamed (UC Berkeley School of Law)
  • James R. Jacobs (Government Information Librarian, Stanford)


Panel 2 – Privately Created Public Platoforms: To Whom Should They Be Accountable?

  • Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley School of Information (moderator)
  • Chris Palmer, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Anupam Chander, UC Davis School of Law


Audio: National Security and Free Speech – From Wikileaks to the Pentagon Papers 6 May,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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