Leslie Green argues that Buddhist ideas about avoiding divisive, abusive and false speech can help us live together well in free societies.
Jonathan Leader Maynard examines the difficulties in assessing and managing the role of speech in violence.
Monica Richter argues that no-platforming is more about censoring unpalatable views than protecting marginalised groups.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh argues that no-platforming is an expressive act that can expand the field of debate, rather than the denial of free speech.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh argues that Oxford has shown itself to have no regard for black life in its decision not to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes.
Monica Richter argues that the inward looking Rhodes Must Fall campaign detracts from greater issues of social justice.
Free Speech Debate tells the story of the advisory council to Google on the right to be forgotten, and talks to council member Luciano Floridi.
Looking at the long sweep of the AKP’s rule, Kerem Öktem shows how the window of free speech in Turkey has closed.
Maksim Orlov analyses the Russian government’s attempts to substitute Russian for western internet services.
Neil Dullaghan sums up a year of conflict and controversy for free speech, catalogued on our website.
Roger Scruton argues that self-censorship can be as much a threat to free speech as its government equivalent.
Free speech can make for uncomfortable listening, argues Roger Scruton, but it needs to be defended even when it gives offence.
Evelyn Walls explores how Facebook may navigate Chinese free speech restrictions as it seeks to enter the market.
Mujahid Mohammad discusses how India’s government has prioritised economic development over free speech.
Julian Simmons examines a Singaporean’s expletive-laden video on the recently deceased leader and his conviction for wounding religious feelings.
Udit Bhatia explores the changing nature of state censorship of film in India and prospects for the future.
Danyal Kazim explores the violent reaction to the YouTube video in Pakistan – starting with trying to access it from there.
Monica Richter and Free Speech Debate colleagues examine RT’s coverage of the US protests in Ferguson and Baltimore – in four languages.
Purushottam Vikas engages with criticisms directed at a controversial petition regarding an Oxford India Society speaking event.
Maryhen Jiménez Morales explores how leftist political leaders in Latin America have limited free speech in their countries through populist discourse and political propaganda.
Maja Sojref examines how a law on the prevention of harm to the State of Israel exposes the tension between freedom of expression and national security.
Laura Bernal-Bermudez examines a judgement that actually led to a change in the Chilean constitution
Dana Polatin-Reuben examines the fiercely contested 2015 FCC rules and their free speech implications.
Declan Johnston explores whether regulatory requirements for Ireland’s broadcasters worked well in its referendum on same-sex marriage.
Sarah Glatte explores the controversy over trigger warnings and asks whether they help or hinder free speech.
Erika Rackley and Clare McGlynn consider the evidence for this ‘cultural harm’ and argue that education is the best way to counter it.