Stephen Meili examines the contrasting UK and US treatment of people who refuse to declare a political allegiance.
In the case Karttunen v. Finland the European Court considered the distribution of child pornography as an exercise of freedom of expression with little independent analysis or reasoning. This failure to provide guiding principles on the issue is a shortcoming that the court will have to address in the future, writes Rónán Ó Fathaigh.
The Chinese government’s stance towards the question of free speech is guided by a philosophy that is complex but intelligent. Rogier Creemers diagnoses the layers at play.
If a decade of stalled attempts to enact Zambia's Freedom of Information bill seems comical, there is underlying tragedy in how politicians have fallen short of their free speech rhetoric, writes Dominic Burbidge.
Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy investigates how 165 medical books found their way out of Egypt and into a small New York library and discusses how government censorship continues to suppress knowledge in post-revolution Egypt.
The drive to control all references to the Olympic Games is part of a global creep of intellectual property law that has led to a "right of association", writes Teresa Scassa.
How the Obama administration continues use of Bush-era powers to suppress legitimate debate and the needs of US national security. By Jeff Howard.