National Coalition Against Censorship Celebrates 40 Years of Promoting Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression

Launch of redesigned website builds on 40 years of censorship opposition to give voice to a new generation of free speech supporters

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website in celebration of the coalition's 40th anniversary. The goal of the new site, with an updated design on a new platform, is to enable the NCAC to reach a wider audience in its continued mission to support First Amendment principles. New features include integration of a continually updated sample of tweets from people around the world who are talking about free expression as well as access to video clips from renowned artists, authors, and other free speech defenders.

"With our 40-year history defending free expression, and our status as an umbrella for many organizations, NCAC can 'connect the dots' on free speech controversies. Our new site features will help supporters stay updated on the latest free speech news and discover new connections between the issues," said NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin.

The new site includes an archive of Censorship News, the NCAC's newsletter, to enable visitors to read the latest issues as well as access a deep archive of censorship topics from the past 40 years. To build on the coalition's established role promoting free speech, the site encourages continued discussion via a platform for visitors to share their insights, experiences, and ideas.

Bertin continued, "We are excited to showcase articles from our coalition partners and Free Expression Network members in the 'Our Network' section of our homepage. Here, supporters can check out the latest news from organizations working with us to protect free expression, in education, art, theater, entertainment, and more."

To find out more about NCAC and to visit the new site, go to

About National Association Against Censorship

NCAC's mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms. The Coalition was formed in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Miller v. California, which narrowed First Amendment protections for sexual expression.  For the last 40 years, as an alliance of more than 50 national non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups, NCAC has engaged in direct advocacy and education and mobilized support for First Amendment principles and addressed new modes and targets of censorship.

Media Contact: Michael O'Neil, National Coalition Against Censorship, 212-807-6222 x 107,

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