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Regulating and liberating speech around the world

Dr. Stuart Brotman discusses Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash in this episode of Books Sandwiched In. Ash offers a deeper understanding of issues such as corporate control of communication, influence of money, role of whistle blowers, possible threats to national security, and more.

 "Today, there is a great power struggle over the shape, terms and limits of global freedom of expression that is raging around us—both inside the smartphones in our pockets and inside our heads," Brotman said. Dr. Brotman is Distinguished Endowed Professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and on the Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council of The Media Institute.

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Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.