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.
In the shadow of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations, Arthur Asseraf examines the history of French colonial double standards in Algeria.
Sebastian Huempfer examines the tortured controversy around republication of a copyright-free Mein Kampf in Germany.
Max Harris examines a historic judgment by India’s Supreme Court and its lessons for other countries.
Luigi Cajani explains how Italy’s draft law on the denial of international crimes minimises the impact on intellectual freedom.
Tore Slaatta investigates Norwegian artists’ views on their freedom of expression in contemporary society.
Max Harris explains how Britain legislated against it and compares this with the position in other common law countries
Vanya Bhargav explains the battle behind the Indian government’s ban on a BBC documentary about a notorious gang rape.
Rebecca Wong describes the combined pressures of Chinese political power and the interests of media proprietors.