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CAIR and Newseum to Co-Host Town Hall Meeting on Free Speech

Newseum-building(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/10/15) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it will co-host a March 5 town hall meeting on free speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The event, “Free Speech and Free Press: Laws, Limits and Liberty,” will feature a panel of experts representing a spectrum of views and organizations to discuss how societies and lawmakers around the world are struggling over where — and if — to draw the line on free speech and free press protection.

Other issues to be discussed will include:

  • What are the differing factors that come into play in this important 21st century discussion, from core values and blasphemy laws to the new impact of the Web and social media?
  • Why did many news outlets in the United States not publish, post or broadcast the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons or the cover of the “memorial” Charlie Hebdo issue?

WHAT: Free Speech and Free Press: Laws, Limits and Liberty
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, Noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Newseum's Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20001
COST: The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

You can register for the town hall meeting through the Newseum. The town hall will be streamed live.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171,


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