Arseny Bobrovksy of the parody account Kermlin Russia, talks to Helen Haft about self-censorship in Russia.
Emre Caliskan and Simon Waldman explain how Turkey became the world’s largest imprisoner of journalists.
Helen Haft explains how the Orthodox Church has eroded freedom of the media and lobbied for the 2013 law against offending religious feelings.
Timothy Garton Ash discusses the importance of and whether we are losing the media for democracy at the General Editors Network Summit 2017 in Vienna.
Kate O’Regan, founding director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford and a former judge of the Constitutional Court from 1994-2009, discusses free speech and media freedom in South Africa.
Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Nigel Warburton, as part of the Philosophy in the Bookshop series at Blackwell’s, Oxford.
A seminar run by the University of Oxford’s Middle East Centre and Free Speech Debate on Free Expression in the Gulf, with Maryam al-Khawaja (Gulf Centre for Human Rights), Toby Matthieson (St. Anthony’s College) and Nicholas McGeehan (Middle East Researcher, Human Rights Watch). Chaired by Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash, in a lecture at Boğaziçi University, entitled Free Speech Under Attack, explains why the media is essential for a functioning deliberative democracy. He argues that populism and the projection of dominant voices through the media is a significant threat to free speech in Turkey and around the globe.
Timothy Garton Ash, speaking at the 2017 Jaipur Literary Festival, explains why the future of free speech depends on India.
Timothy Garton Ash argues the defence of free speech is more important than ever in Hungary and as part of an interconnected, globalising world in which the disillusioned are turning toward more closed societies.
Caroline Lees describes the work of the European Journalism Observatory, and what it is has observed.
Pınar Ensari and Funda Tekin explain the work of the Hrant Dink Foundation in countering hate speech in Turkey.
Avi Shlaim explores the quality of debate within British politics of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and argues that an anti-racist movement has been portrayed as a racist one.
Bill Snaddon discusses political reform in Nigeria and the prosecution of the killers of Nigerian writers and journalists.
Kerem Öktem describes the dramatic deterioration of Turkey’s media landscape after the attempted coup of July 2016.
Noam Chomsky talks about Edward Snowden, laws regulating historical memory, no-platforming, internet echo chambers and the lack of diversity in the American media.
Five Russian journalists and academics sit down with Free Speech Debate to discuss their experiences.
Maja Sojref and Sarah Glatte explore the growing public disillusionment with the mainstream press in Germany.
Helen Haft examines the case of a blogger prosecuted after an online argument and its implications for Russian free speech.
Timothy Garton Ash introduces his BBC broadcasts and online version of the Free Speech Debate principles.
Former investigative journalist Haiyan Wang describes the ways in which Chinese reporters push the boundaries of press freedom.
Kimiko Kuga examines the institution of the kisha club and their role in controlling information in Japan.
Andreia Reis examines the prosecution of Rafael Marques and how free speech has been constrained in Angola.