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Free Speech Debate web developer Simon Dickson describes the new open source code developed for our – or any other – multi-language Word Press site.
Is internet access a human right? What are the limits of free speech online and what should they be? By Judith Bruhn.
The debate raised by revelations of NSA surveillance has drawn our attention to how we are being tracked online. Sebastian Huempfer describes a new tool to show us how those electronic cookies crumble.
Tamás Szigeti explores the asymmetric narrowing of free speech in Hungary.
Josh Black hears the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, discuss the quest for shared laws and standards.
Ang Lee’s winning Oscar speech was censored in China to remove his special thanks to Taiwan.
Sarah Glatte explores the potential and pitfalls of social media in combating sexism.
Four former intelligence professionals, including winners of the Sam Adams Awards for Integrity in Intelligence, reveal their views on whistle-blowing and the legitimate secrecy in democratic societies. By Judith Bruhn and Josh Black.
Gezi Park has become a public square for political free expression, writes Ayşe Kadıoğlu.
Kerem Oktem, in Istanbul, reflects on the pernicious influence of the government and business interests on Turkish broadcasters.
A globally-effective privacy regime is a realistic goal, argues Ian Brown. But it needs giants like Google to get behind it.
Our user imos.org.uk argues with one of our draft principles challenging the idea that privacy is a condition for free speech.
Clementine de Montjoye visits Burmese exiles in Thailand and finds King Zero, the Best Friends Library and the Brilliant Burma School.
The Mormons reacted brilliantly to the musical satirising their faith, but something important is lost when we treat religions so differently - writes Katie Engelhart.
Freedom of expression is in good shape in Poland. Yet, freedoms need to be continuously cultivated and defended. The new Article 54 journalism award in Poland is a great initiative to remind society of this responsibility, writes Annabelle Chapman.
The Russian parliament’s vote in support of a declaration against acts offending religious sentiments is symptomatic of worrying trends, write Olga Shvarova and Dominic Burbidge.
The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions has released guidelines on when social media users should be prosecuted. But there are still not adequate guarantees for freedom of expression, writes Dominic Burbidge.
To honour the memory of Ronald Dworkin, a brilliant philosopher and advocate of free speech, we post his remarkable 2012 Dahrendorf Lecture.
In October 2012 Twitter announced the blocking in Germany of tweets from a neo-Nazi group. Judith Bruhn discusses the first act of Twitter’s new country-by-country policy.
Burma’s first Literary Festival in 2013 revealed a rich literary culture as well as continuing tough challenges faced by writers.
The Indian media is in danger of losing its moral compass to the pressures of the new capitalism. It may be a time for a boycott in order to stop the rot, argues Manav Bhushan.
The Chinese Communist Party aims to control privately owned media without appearing to do so. A strike at a local newspaper imperils that balance, writes Liu Jin.
Timothy Garton Ash is speaking at an unprecedented Literature Festival in Burma, including a panel specifically on freedom of expression.
The Indian constitution grants freedom to worship freely, but the mismanagement of temples undermines this freedom, writes Avani Bansal.
Facebook's automatic detection of the word 'Jude' led to the blocking of A Hungarian anti-fascist group's post. Tamas Szigeti explores the worrying implications of automatic filtering for freedom of speech.
Literacy is the fundamental building block for any society of free speech, evidenced not just in grand statistics but in the lives of those most in need. Dominic Burbidge reports.
The birthplace of western homo-erotica cuts a gay kiss from TV, writes Judith Bruhn.