February 22, 2012 Leave a comment
Welcome to this class project for Honors 3396E: Free Speech, Free Press and the Supreme Court of the United States. In Spring 2012 and Spring 2013, students in this honors class at Texas State University researched and wrote these essays about free speech and free press issues in countries around the world. The students explored contemporary and historical events in their chosen country as they relate to free speech and press issues, and they critically compared these events with free speech and press rights in the United States.
Some of the essays were written in Spring 2012 and some in Spring 2013. Check the tabs above to read about a particular country and to read about the 2012 and 2013 authors.
The class is taught by Gilbert D. Martinez, J.D., a senior lecturer an an assistant director in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Questions should be directed to him at his email address, which can be accessed by clicking here, his professor webpage.
Pictured below is the 2013 class in front of the building that houses the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas. Pictured (front row, from left): Lisa Sargent, Tori Hale, Stephanie Moore, Ani Aroian, Laura Villalobos, Jessica Luhrman and Samantha Sheffield; in the back row, from left: Juan Saladana, Ian Peters and Stephen Gilbeaux. Not pictured is Jessica Loechel. Photo taken by Gilbert D. Martinez.
In the photo below, honors students from the Spring 2012 class join Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas. Pictured, from left, are Sophia George, Brittany Howard, Kaitlyn Chant, Christian Penichet-Paul, Andrew Rogers, Shannon Williams, Joseph Harmon, Chief Justice Jefferson, Chris Eudaily, Stacey Coates, Matt Sheehan and Minerva Hernandez-Garcia. Not pictured are Stephanie Daul, Haley Davis, Abigail VanWinkle, Liza Winkler, Matt Wood and Karen Zamora. Photo taken by Gilbert D. Martinez.
A note about the background image of the world map: The image was created by Petr Kratochvil and is in the public domain. The image can be accessed by clicking here.