Sergei Popov discusses with Helen Haft the threats that proposed amendments to Russia’s educational activities’ law pose for academic freedom, free speech and scientific development both within Russia and abroad.
Ana Kasparian of #yourMSC asks our director Timothy Garton Ash about Facebook, free speech and democracy at the Munich Security Conference 2019.
Eric Heinze provocatively argues that no-platformers need to look into the mirror and examine their own blind spots.
Lewis Willcocks talks to Dr Teresa M. Bejan, Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford, about her recent book ‘Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration’ (Harvard University Press) and what early modern debates over religion can teach us about diversity and discourse in the twenty-first century.
O.T. Jones argues that the Ukrainian state should not restrict open historical debate but use its ‘expressive’ powers to foster a nuanced understanding of the past.
Free expression should not be considered as ‘just another’ human right. Any truly participatory political system cannot exist without it nor any legal system linked to such politics, argues Eric Heinze.
Designers need to pay attention to the architecture of theatres as possible political spaces, argues Richard Sennett.
Arseny Bobrovksy of the parody account Kermlin Russia, talks to Helen Haft about self-censorship in Russia.
Only 17% of rural India has internet access. But citizen journalism is giving voice to minorities says Arpita Biswas.
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, speaking at the 2017 Jaipur Literary Festival, explains why the future of free speech depends on India.
Vanya Bhargav explores why Indian women are less free to express themselves through dress than Indian men.
Udit Bhatia discusses a landmark ruling concerning the conduct of elections and its potential to stifle democratic debate.
Tony Koutsoumbos explores the lessons from his own experiences in building an environment of robust and strong public debate.
Eric Heinze argues that the radicals and liberal grounds for free speech are not mutually exclusive.
Jude Dibia explores the criminalisation and violence faced by the LGBTI community after the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.
Sara Khorshid reports from a panel discussion that brought together former hate preachers, feminists and ordinary Arab youth to debate the limits of free speech in the new Middle East.
With Canto-pop star Denise Ho and bookseller-turned-whistleblower Lam Wing-Kee, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement put the old tactic of boycotts to new use.
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.
Nobel Prize Laureate Svetlana Alexievich talks to Free Speech Debate about her career, which has chronicled the lives of ordinary people after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Olga Shvarova explores how the Russian Orthodox Church’s interpretation of traditional moral values and spiritual security affects freedom of expression in Russia.