Speak Well, Or Not At All

Friday, January 20, 2006


In a couple of weeks, Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk is scheduled to go on trial for the crime of insulting his country. European Union officials now debating Turkey’s application to join the group have decried the prosecution as an affront to freedom of expression. But some of those critics come from countries that have similar laws on their books. Media lawyer Kevin Goldberg speaks with OTM guest host Rick Karr about what are known as insult laws.

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