Bill Snaddon discusses political reform in Nigeria and the prosecution of the killers of Nigerian writers and journalists.
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.
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.
Looking at the long sweep of the AKP’s rule, Kerem Öktem shows how the window of free speech in Turkey has closed.
Monica Richter and Free Speech Debate colleagues examine RT’s coverage of the US protests in Ferguson and Baltimore – in four languages.
Maryhen Jiménez Morales explores how leftist political leaders in Latin America have limited free speech in their countries through populist discourse and political propaganda.
Declan Johnston explores whether regulatory requirements for Ireland’s broadcasters worked well in its referendum on same-sex marriage.
Demotix founder Turi Munthe discusses the role of citizen journalism and Demotix in today’s media environment.
Rebecca Wong describes the combined pressures of Chinese political power and the interests of media proprietors.
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.
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.
25 years after the fatwa and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Salman Rushdie discusses with Timothy Garton Ash whether there is now more or less freedom of expression in Europe, worrying developments in India and his critical view of Edward Snowden.
In 2014, the citizens of Hong Kong staged an unofficial civil referendum in protest against the Beijing authorities’ attempts to undermine its independence. As Rebecca Wong reports, the majority of the votes were cast via a voting app on mobile phones.
Max Harris explica por qué el periodista Andrew Bolt fue encontrado en violación del Acta Australiana de Discriminación Racial por artículos sobre “los Aborígenes de piel clara”.
Robert Coalson looks at how Russian television depicts everything from the crisis in Ukraine to the war in Syria.
Samson Yuen and Kitty Ho argue that the stabbing of a former Hong Kong news editor is a symptom of a broader squeeze on the city’s freedoms.
Katherine Bruce-Lockhart looks at the media’s role in two Kenyan elections and argues that peace and critical media coverage should not be mutually exclusive.
Jonathan Heawood on ten reasons why independent self-regulation is good for free speech – and how his new initiative, IMPRESS, proposes to go about it.
Middle East specialist Rory McCarthy examines the role of Islamist movement Ennahdha in shaping, and constraining, freedom of speech in Tunisia after the Arab Spring.
University of Oslo professor Tore Slaatta describes a pioneering project to evaluate freedom of expression in a whole country.
Martin Moore, director de Media Standards Trust, alega que la prensa británica le ha negado al público británico un debate apropiado sobre la regulación de la prensa.
At the 2013 Irrawaddy Literary Festival, Burmese writers including Pascal Khoo Thwe and blogpoet Pandora talk about George Orwell in the country where he was once an imperial policeman.
Famous Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner says he thinks Russia really has no concept of free speech. Oh, but there’s one place where you do have complete freedom of expression.
A university librarian faced a lawsuit over a critical blog post about the publishing house Edwin Mellen Press but online solidarity won out. By Dominic Burbidge.
Kerem Oktem presenta una traducción de la columna de Hasan Cemal que el periódico Milliyet se reusó a publicar.
A pesar de sus argumentos a favor de la libertad de prensa, el gobierno ha creado una sorpresiva iniciativa que contiene provisiones muy opresivas y que vulneran al Consejo de Prensa que creó con anterioridad, escribe Ellen Wiles.
The relationship between writers and the state is complex, multifaceted and changing. At the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 a panel of experts explores some of the issues faced by writers around the world.
Las revistas académicas de “acceso abierto” dan acceso gratuito a artículos y facilitan la diseminación de conocimiento y de referencias. Sin embargo, la transición es lenta, escribe Cristobal Cobo.
In 2006 the Kenyan police violently raided the offices and printing press of the Standard Group media organisation. What was the government afraid of seeing reported? Dominic Burbidge explores a revealing case.
Los medios de la India están en peligro de perder su brújula moral ante las presiones del nuevo capitalismo. Puede que sea el momento para un boicot a fin de detener la descomposición, argumenta Manav Bhushan.
The Chinese Communist Party aims to control privately owned media without appearing to do so. A strike at a local newspaper imperils that balance, writes Liu Jin.
In a panel John Lloyd, T.R. Andhyarujina, Harish Salve and Daya Thussu discussed whether self-regulation can continue to remain a viable way forward for the Indian media.
The award-winning Indian novelist and activist speaks to Manav Bhushan about the limits to free speech in India, including government censorship through the media and «goon squads».
Jerry Timmins describe un nuevo reportaje sobre los medios de dos sociedades en período de postconflicto y alega que países como Gran Bretaña deberían hacer más para apoyarles.
Filippino journalist Marites Vitug speaks about her experience being charged with libel for her investigative journalism, freedom of the press in the Philippines and the new cybercrime law.
El Caricaturista Indio Aseem Trivedi fue arrestado recientemente por cargos de sedición. Manav Bhushan discute cómo una sección arcaica del código penal de la India ha sido usado para silenciar a los críticos del gobierno.
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.
Dominic Burbidge analiza la corrupción entre la clase política y los principales medios de comunicación que oprime el auténtico debate democrático en África.
El Senado de Brasil restableció recientemente una ley que obliga a los periodistas a tener un título universitario. Por otro lado, una propuesta de enmienda constitucional podría restringir aún más la profesión. Un caso de Felipe Correa.
Former investigative journalist Haiyan Wang describes the ways in which Chinese reporters push the boundaries of press freedom. Interview by Judith Bruhn.
Un nuevo reportaje del ex director de comunicaciones de la ONU, Edward Mortimer, expresa que la cobertura de la BBC en el caso de las revueltas de la Primavera Árabe fue “razonablemente imparcial”.
Tim Berners-Lee argues that stretch friends, individuals who are outside of your social circle online, will help break down cultural barriers
A grassroots organisation set up by journalists attempts to create positive change in Turkish media, writes Yonca Poyraz Doğan, a correspondent at Today’s Zaman.
«People in Africa don’t have the freedom to speak freely and hold governments accountable,» says Nqobile Sibisi of Highway Africa’s Future Journalists Programme.
Ukrainian cultural journals have become the target of «raiders» – shady groups working on behalf of powerful interests who use bogus property claims to close down businesses, says Mykola Riabchuk.
Since the beginning of the Arab uprising, more than 70,000 videos have been uploaded to Al-Jazeera’s portal Sharek.
Amy O’Donnell explains how she’s using text messages to help African radio stations engage their listeners on important political issues.
The former director of BBC Global News explains what Britain’s historic public service broadcaster means by ‘impartiality’ – and why it has not always achieved it.
El principal experto sobre la libertad de expresión Eric Barendt defiende un reporte parlamentario en Gran Bretaña sobre la privacidad, de las críticas del periodista activista John Kampfner.
From communism to Kurdish separatism, the Turkish state has used a series of pretexts to deny freedom of expression to its citizens, says journalist Hasan Cemal.
In 2011, a group of young Egyptians organised public film screenings to expose military violence against civilians, writes Hebatalla Taha.
The former head of Al Jazeera denies allegations that the network was in any way partisan under his watch, a criticism frequently levelled at the broadcaster, which is funded by the emir of Qatar.
En marzo del 2012, el auto proclamado yihadista Mohammed Merah se ató una cámara en el pecho antes de matar a siete personas en Francia. El canal Al-Jazeera TV optó por no mostrar la grabación, escribe Jeff Howard.
In the second part of this panel discussion just off Tahrir Square in Cairo, a panel of bloggers, journalists and human rights experts ask what are – and what should be – the limits to freedom of expression in Egypt today.
In this panel discussion just off Tahrir Square in Cairo, a panel of bloggers, journalists and human rights experts ask what are – and what should be – the limits to freedom of expression in Egypt today.
Belarus and Bahrain are the latest additions to the Reporters Without Borders’ “Enemies of the Internet” 2012 list while France and Australia are «under surveillance».
La periodista mexicana Carmen Aristegui fue despedida por solicitar públicamente una aclaratoria del Presidente Felipe Calderón sobre los rumores de que padecía de alcoholismo, escribe Felipe Correa.
State control of media in China has certain benefits, including high quality television programmes, says Orville Schell of the Asia Society.
Beyond Citizen Kane, a documentary on the 1989 Brazilian election, argues that broadcaster Rede Globo manipulated the montage in favour of one of the two remaining candidates, writes Felipe Correa.
Professor Paolo Mancini argues that while new technologies offer opportunities, they also lead to political and social polarisation.
The Turkish government has proposed a bill that will suspend all media offences committed before December 2011. But will the draft law actually improve press freedom, asks Funda Ustek.
Lord Justice Leveson’s proposal for a celebrity privacy register that would allow famous individuals to opt out of the media limelight has divided magazine editors, writes Sebastian Huempfer.
In March 2011, two prominent investigative journalists were arrested in Turkey because of their alleged ties to a terrorist organisation. Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener faced 15 years’ imprisonment if they were convicted, write Funda Ustek and Irem Kok.
Speaking at the Brandenburg Gate on the 22nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Timothy Garton Ash, director of Free Speech Debate, discusses the new barriers to information and communication.
In 2010, Wikileaks released its first tranche of classified US state department cables. If Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, qualifies as a journalist then he would be protected under the first amendment, writes Katie Engelhart.
The east should not simply follow the west, but jointly search for universal values, says Ying Chan, director of the journalism and media centre at Hong Kong University.
The former head of Formula One racing’s governing body talks about the difficulty of countering sensational claims made in a globally reported tabloid story.
Citizen journalism has transformed the media landscape. Suggest examples of good citizen journalism here.
El Profesor Eric Barendt de University College London discute el delicado balance entre la libertad de expresión y la privacidad.