• The Open Mind: Defending the First Amendment – Jameel Jaffer
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    The Open Mind: Defending the First Amendment – Jameel Jaffer

    HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. We continue today our ongoing 60th Anniversary series. Democracy and Free Speech are the subject, and we’re honored to welcome the Founding Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, Jameel Jaffer. The mandate of the Knight Institute is to preserve First Amendment rights in the digital age, through research, education, and litigation in favor of protecting freedom of expression and the press, including the legal defense of whistleblowers. Previously, Jaffer served as the Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU, and led its Center for Democracy focused on national security, human rights, free speech, privacy and technology. Jameel,…