In this exclusive video, award-winning writer and 2014 Free Speech Defender Neil Gaiman talks about his encounters with censorship and the need to fight those “who are trying to protect us from ourselves by shutting us up and stopping us from being exposed to ideas.”

NCAC honored Neil Gaiman, Robie Harris, and the Trumbull High Thespian Society on Monday, November 3rd in New York City.

View the generous sponsors of our 40th anniversary celebration here and check out all of our 2014 Free Speech Defenders here.

A special thanks to the team at HarperCollins Publishers for producing this video.