free speech http://kbia.org en Student and atheist groups call for freedom of expression in Bangladesh http://kbia.org/post/student-and-atheist-groups-call-freedom-expression-bangladesh <p>A group gathered in MU’s speaker’s circle Thursday to speak out against the Bangladeshi government and advocate for freedom of expression.&nbsp;</p><p>Nearly 15 atheists participated in the Defend Dissent protest.&nbsp; The demonstration was inspired by the arrest of several bloggers in Bangladesh who spoke out against the government and against Islam.&nbsp; Columbia is one of several cities across the globe participating in Defend Dissent.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:08:11 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 32697 at http://kbia.org Student and atheist groups call for freedom of expression in Bangladesh A conversation with Ken Paulson http://kbia.org/post/conversation-ken-paulson <p></p><p>Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First&nbsp;Amendment Center, was among last year’s Missouri Honor Medal&nbsp;winners. The Missouri School of Journalism gives the annual awards for Distinguished&nbsp;Service in Journalism.</p><p>Paulson was the editor or managing editor at newspapers in five&nbsp;states, launched online newspapers and was part of the team that founded USA Today in 1982.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:43:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26795 at http://kbia.org A conversation with Ken Paulson