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The Future of WikiLeaks Examined by Legal and Media Experts

The Future of WikiLeaks Examined by Legal and Media Experts

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2012 — The impact of WikiLeaks and the implication of it altering the role of the free press and national security law will be explored at the 17th Forum on Communications Law Annual CLE Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 10.

The American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Communications Law will host a session that will analyze the pros and cons of WikiLeaks, which will help inform business decision-makers about their classified information.

WHO: The American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Communications Law

WHAT: WikiLeaks: Good or Evil, and What’s the Future?

Panelists:

  • George Freeman, Moderator, The New York Times Company, New York
  • Scott Shane, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times Company, Washington, D.C.
  • Ronald Machen, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • Mary-Rose Papandrea, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School, Newton, Mass.
  • Martin D. Singer, Lavely & Singer, Los Angeles
  • Mark Stephens, Finer Stephens Innocent, London

WHEN: Feb. 10, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: 17th Forum on Communications Law Annual CLE Conference
Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
Tuscany, Salons D & E, Lobby Level

Additional information as well as a link to the full programming agenda can be found here.

There is no charge for media to cover this session. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo atbetsy.adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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