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 is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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