Listen to Daniel Ellsberg, Lowell Bergman on Natl Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon Papers

WikiLeaks’ disclosure of tens of thousands of classified documents to the media has sparked passionate debate over national security and the limits of First-Amendment freedoms. On April 28, KQED News, UC Berkeley Law, and the UC Berkeley School of Information held a panel discussion called National Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon. Moderated by KQED’s Scott Shafer, panel participants were:

  • Daniel Ellsberg, the former U.S. military analyst who famously leaked secret Department of Defense documents that became known as the Pentagon Papers
  • Lowell Bergman, former Frontline and NY Times investigative reporter
  • Robert Cole, UCB Professor of Law, Emeritus

    Listen to the event below:

    The discussion will also be broadcast on KQED FM 88.5 on May 21 at 1:00 p.m.

    This panel discussion was preceded by two others:

    • Transparency and Accountability vs. Diplomacy and Deliberation
    • Privately Created Public Platforms: To Whom Should They Be Accountable?

    You can listen to those here.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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