This is an excerpt from the free speech panel at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, on November 12, 2015. The panel consisted of author Mick Hume (Trigger Warning), philosopher Nigel Warburton, journalist and writer Peter Hitchens, OUSU women’s campaign officer Stephanie Kelley, and Co-President of Oxford Student PEN, Sarah Lyo.
Tony Koutsoumbos explores the lessons from his own experiences in building an environment of robust and strong public debate.
Eric Heinze argues that the radicals and liberal grounds for free speech are not mutually exclusive.
Jude Dibia explores the criminalisation and violence faced by the LGBTI community after the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.
Bill Snaddon discusses political reform in Nigeria and the prosecution of the killers of Nigerian writers and journalists.
Nicholas McGeehan explores restrictions on free speech and protest in the Arab Gulf states and the foreign policy responsibilities of Western governments.
Paul Cliteur and Tom Herrenberg, editors of a book on The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law, consider the changing nature of censorship.
Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in residence at Oxford University, considers the active encyclopedia’s first 15 years.
Sara Khorshid reports from a panel discussion that brought together former hate preachers, feminists and ordinary Arab youth to debate the limits of free speech in the new Middle East.
Kerem Öktem describes the dramatic deterioration of Turkey’s media landscape after the attempted coup of July 2016.
Milton Shain discusses his university’s controversial cancellation of a lecture by the journalist who commissioned the ‘Danish cartoons’.
With Canto-pop star Denise Ho and bookseller-turned-whistleblower Lam Wing-Kee, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement put the old tactic of boycotts to new use.
Stand-first: Expression can be dangerous, but that should not necessarily make it a crime. Jeffrey Howard evaluates the best argument for banning hate speech.
Noam Chomsky talks about Edward Snowden, laws regulating historical memory, no-platforming, internet echo chambers and the lack of diversity in the American media.
James Fishkin and Max Senges describe how an innovative democratic mechanism was used at the global Internet Governance Forum to revive Athenian democracy and draw up plans for extending internet access to the next billion users.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video and its highlights, panelists debate the range of issues surrounding the campaign and its impact on free speech. Panelists include Dr David Johnson, Professor David Priestland, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and Monica Richter.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video Professor David Priestland, a historian of Russia and Eastern Europe, discusses conflicts over historical memory.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video Monica Richter, a student and Free Speech Debate contributor, criticises the campaign.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, a Rhodes Must Fall campaigner, discusses why RMF has not limited free speech and the ethics of the campaign.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video Dr David Johnson, an education expert who spent much time in southern Africa discusses his views on the campaign.
Five Russian journalists and academics sit down with Free Speech Debate to discuss their experiences.
Free Speech Debate interview with Elena Nemirovskaya, the founder and the director of the Moscow School of Civic Education.