Read & Discuss
Timothy Garton Ash introduces the report of a committee on freedom of expression at the University of Chicago
Former investigative journalist Haiyan Wang describes the ways in which Chinese reporters push the boundaries of press freedom.
A transcript of our conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, who spoke to Free Speech Debate about her book ‘Until We Are Free’.
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.
Evgeny Morozov highlights the dangers that can emerge when governments and corporations harness the internet to serve their own objectives.
Josh Cowls discusses the Oxford Internet Institute’s report on the complexities of balancing security and privacy online.
Leslie Green argues that Buddhist ideas about avoiding divisive, abusive and false speech can help us live together well in free societies.
Jonathan Leader Maynard examines the difficulties in assessing and managing the role of speech in violence.
Monica Richter argues that no-platforming is more about censoring unpalatable views than protecting marginalised groups.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh argues that no-platforming is an expressive act that can expand the field of debate, rather than the denial of free speech.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh argues that Oxford has shown itself to have no regard for black life in its decision not to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes.
Monica Richter argues that the inward looking Rhodes Must Fall campaign detracts from greater issues of social justice.
Free Speech Debate tells the story of the advisory council to Google on the right to be forgotten, and talks to council member Luciano Floridi.
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.