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Our 10 draft principles translated into Polish by Maciej Stasiński.
We regularly highlight comments that have made an impression on us. Antoon de Baets left an insightful response to Josie Appleton's discussion of memory laws in France.
The forthcoming trial of Kenyan broadcaster Joshua Arap Sang poses vital questions about the connections between hate speech and violence argues Katherine Bruce-Lockhart, providing a litmus test for legislation against hate speech.
In the case Karttunen v. Finland the European Court considered the distribution of child pornography as an exercise of freedom of expression with little independent analysis or reasoning. This failure to provide guiding principles on the issue is a shortcoming that the court will have to address in the future, writes Rónán Ó Fathaigh.
Kerem Oktem introduces our translation of a column by Hasan Cemal, which his newspaper, Milliyet, refused to print.
The question of how best to respond to the unauthorized dissemination of copyright-protected expression over the internet has long troubled copyright owners. But the proposed solution of a Copyright Alert could potentially erode free speech, writes Graham Reynolds.
Josie Appleton talks to Pierre Nora and Olivier Salvatori of the ‘Liberté pour l’Histoire’ initiative in France.
Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, argues that Britain needs both a free press and reform of its failed regulatory system. Since this will require both time and openness, a new independent press regulator should therefore be given a year's trial run.
Libyan media are crippled by their Gaddafi legacy. Without new regulations and, above all, bravery to stand up to violent intimidation, freedom of speech remains a distant dream, writes Jerry Timmins.
Data protection laws now touch everyone’s lives and those living within the EU are about to have their regulations updated, writes David Erdos. These proposed laws are overly restrictive: the time has come to take a stand for those working in research.
For all its talk of press freedom the government has produced a surprise new bill containing oppressive provisions and undermining the press council it created, writes Ellen Wiles.
Marianthi Palazi translated our 10 draft principles on free speech into Greek.
Academic ‘open access’ journals mean articles are freely available and makes the dissemination of knowledge and citation easier. However, the pace of change is slow, writes Cristobal Cobo.
The Chinese government’s stance towards the question of free speech is guided by a philosophy that is complex but intelligent. Rogier Creemers diagnoses the layers at play.
Peter Bradley describes a British initiative promoting free expression, public debate and active citizenship.
كثير الاحيان اتهم الإسلام والمسيحية واليهودية بالرغبة في تقييد حرية التعبير. دومينيك بوربريدج يشير إلى وجود جهة نظر مختلفة جذريا من داخل النظام الفكري الذي يرافق الديانات السماوية.