Professor of Philosophy Rae Langton discusses speech acts and how some speech can silence others in the context of sexual violence against women.
We require uncensored, diverse, trustworthy media so we can make well-informed decisions and participate fully in political life.
We – all human beings – must be free and able to express ourselves, and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas, regardless of frontiers.
We must be able to protect our privacy and to counter slurs on our reputations, but not prevent scrutiny that is in the public interest.
We must be empowered to challenge all limits to freedom of information justified on such grounds as national security.