Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

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January 10, 2019, 4:37 pm

Nabiha Syed, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, gave the 11th Annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, November 14, 2018.

Ms. Syed, a well respected lawyer who has spent her career specializing in free speech law, laid out her position on the role of the media in our current moment in history. She advocates for the idea that journalists should act as “guides” rather than “gatekeepers” to information, in the effort to create a better informed and more cohesive democratic society.

Watch the full video of her remarks and a fascinating Q&A session that followed: