Miklos Haraszti, the Hungarian writer, journalist and human rights advocate who is the Representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), gave a public lecture at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also met with graduate students enrolled in the school’s media law seminar.
The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy welcomed two of the nation’s pre-eminent electoral law experts – law professor Bradley A. Smith, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, and attorney Lawrence M. Nobel, who served as FEC general counsel from 1987-2000 – to debate campaign finance reform and government attempts to regulate political advertising funded by corporations and other private organizations. A dinner for guests and the speakers followed the lecture.
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Speakers: Bradley A. Smith, Professor, Capital University School of Law
Lawrence M. Noble, Attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP, in Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Professor William P. Marshall, UNC School of Law
Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin J. Martin spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of the first public event associated with the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. A reception and dinner for guests was held the evening before the lecture.