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Freedom of Speech and the Press in Asia

Thursday, May 16 at 4:30pm

John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, J101
1615 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403

Human Rights Balanced with Cultural Values?

No matter how it may be guaranteed as a right, freedom of expression cannot be absolute; especially in Asian contexts where sociocultural values, more often than not, factor into freedom of expression vs. national security, reputation, and other social and societal values. What type of free speech is universal and transcultural, and why? To what extent do Asian cultural values distinguish Asian countries from others on freedom of expression as a human right?

This presentation from Kyo Ho Youm, Professor, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, is a part of the "Rethinking Free Speech in East Asia" lecture series.

Information: 541-346-5068