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Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 22, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Rod Wagner
rod.wagner@inebraska.com
402-471-4001

Speechless in Nebraska: The High School Press to be Featured on November 6

Speechless in Nebraska: The High School Press is the theme for the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska's fall program and annual meeting to be held on Saturday, November 6, in Lincoln. Frank LoMonte, Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center, is AFCON's guest speaker. LoMonte, an attorney and former investigative journalist, is an expert on first amendment rights and law. 

The association's fall program includes presentation of AFCON's Academic Freedom Awards. The AFCON fall program agenda and registration information are available at www.nebafcon.org

The Student Press Law Center, based in Arlington, Virginia, has been the nation's only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. The Center provides free legal advice and information as well as low-cost educational materials for student journalists on a wide variety of legal topics.

AFCON is a coalition of educational and literary organizations that promote academic freedom in Nebraska.


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.