Thirteen languages. Ten principles. One conversation.
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, and demonstrates why these complaints were off the mark.
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.
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.
Sarah Glatte explores the question which divided the world’s media.
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.
Tore Slaatta investigates Norwegian artists' views on their freedom of expression in contemporary society.
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.
The celebrated English novelist on Islam's 'totalitarian moment' and why freedom of expression is not religion’s enemy but its protector.
Matthew Walton explores the deeper Buddhist context of right speech – and soul-searching on Buddhist internet message boards.
Peter Bradley argues that we should tolerate offence but be less offensive
Jo Fidgen asks what the hard evidence is for negative effects of pornography on sexual behaviour.
Martin Moore, of the Media Standards Trust, summarises an analysis of British press coverage of proposed new press regulation.
Katie Engelhart attends the public hearing of Google’s Advisory Council, set up in response to a European Court of Justice judgement.
John Lloyd explores the history and weakness of Western media coverage, and suggests one way it could be improved.
Hartosh Bal explains the role of the new Freedom Trust in the context of India’s media environment, and how they hope to defend freedom of expression.
Timothy Garton Ash introduces a sample tour of the content on our site.
Timothy Garton Ash introduces a sample tour of the content on our site
A leaked document in June 2014 from Egypt’s ministry of the interior invited tenders for cyber-surveillance technology to combat blasphemy, sarcasm and ‘lack of morality’ - the technology would likely come from the west. Max Gallien reports.
Internet Service Providers do not merely route data packets from end-to-end, but are heavily involved in monitoring their customers’ online activities. Ian Brown discusses the implications of Britain's suggested “voluntary” opting out of “adult content”, with little parliamentary and court involvement.
In a bid to synchronise hate crimes, the EU is seeking unity amongst members states against the denial of historical injustices. Is this the EU versus member states’ appreciation of intellectual freedom? Luigi Cajani explains.