UNC commemorates First Amendment amid challenging era for free speech

By George Heath

A new survey by the Brookings Institution in Washington finds that one in five college students believe physical violence against speakers who make hurtful statements is acceptable.

This is a particularly timely finding as First Amendment Day is commemorated at UNC this Tuesday.  The School of Media and Journalism will host various speakers throughout that day.

UNC media law professor Tori Ekstrand joins us now.

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