JHU sponsors speech, privacy discussion series

October 05, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies is sponsoring a five-part discussion series starting this week on free speech, the media and privacy:

* Wednesday, defense attorney Barry Scheck and Associated Press court reporter Linda Deutsch will talk about free speech and trials.

* Oct. 14 -- Frank Sesno, Washington Bureau Chief for CNN, will deal with the balance between common decency and the public's right to get information.

* Oct. 21 -- Hal Buell, chief international photo editor for the AP, photographer Felice Quinto and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will discuss the paparazzi and privacy.

* Oct. 28 -- Panelists including Joan Bertin, attorney for the National Coalition Against Censorship, will debate free expression.

* Nov. 4 -- Panelists Richard Cottin, attorney for NBC-TV; Donna Rice Hughes, marketing director for an Internet monitoring agency, and Maryland U.S. Attorney Lynne A. Battaglia will talk about sex and violence on television and the Internet.

Sessions run from 8 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. at Bloomberg Auditorium on the Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Admission for each is $18; a student discount is available. Information: 410-516-4842.

Pub Date: 10/05/98

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