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Fast and Furious: Florida’s Relentless Assault on Free Speech

December 11, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 13th from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Please register by Monday, Nov 6th.

Speaker Bio

Bobby Block, Executive Director, First Amendment Foundation

Bobby Block has had a four-decade career in journalism, including contributing to the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of 9/11, which earned a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2002.

He co-authored the book “Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security,” and has reported on various conflicts across the globe, including Rwandan genocide in 1994, and the executions of more than 8,000 men and boys by Serbian forces in a Bosnian village in 1995.

“Never has the work of the Foundation been more essential than it is now at a time when reporters and citizens across Florida are being stonewalled and denied their right to access government information,” Block said in a statement. “Public records and Sunshine laws are being routinely disregarded across Florida with seemingly no fear of reprisals. This cannot be allowed to stand for the sake of our democracy.”

In addition to the Wall Street Journal, Block has also reported for the Tribune Company, Reuters and the Independent of London. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books.


  • Cone Park Branch Library, 2801 E. University Avenue
  • 11:30 – Lunch
  • 12:00 – Presentation begins
  • Registration deadline – Mon, Nov 6th


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December 11, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Cone Park Branch Library
2801 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States
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