Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman To Head New Free Speech Week Advisory Council
July 31, 2012 at 3:53 AM (PT)
THE MEDIA INSTITUTE, a nonprofit non-partisan independent education and research foundation focusing on communications policy issues, has tapped CLEAR CHANNEL CEO BOB PITTMAN to chair a newly formed Advisory Council for Free Speech Week. The next Free Speech Week will take place OCTOBER 22-28.
"Freedom of speech is the most basic right in our democracy, and a critically important part of the fabric of public debate," said PITTMAN. "Raising awareness of freedom of speech is a worthy and important initiative, and I am happy to join with THE MEDIA INSTITUTE to increase national awareness of Free Speech Week and its role as the country's premier annual celebration of free speech."
"BOB PITTMAN and his colleagues on the FSW Advisory Council promise to take Free Speech Week to a whole new level of public awareness and participation," said MEDIA INSTITUTE President PATRICK MAINES. "We are thrilled that someone with BOB's background and knowledge has offered to help us further the understanding of free speech and the critical role it plays as a bedrock of the American value system."