Ana Kasparian of #yourMSC asks our director Timothy Garton Ash about Facebook, free speech and democracy at the Munich Security Conference 2019.
OT 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.
There are two exceptional cases in which memory laws protect free speech, argue Grażyna Baranowska and Anna Wójcik.
Boycotts betray free enquiry, but Viktor Orbán’s moves against the Central European University at least make them worth debating, says Eric Heinze
Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Nigel Warburton, as part of the Philosophy in the Bookshop series at Blackwell’s, Oxford.
Caroline Lees describes the work of the European Journalism Observatory, and what it is has observed.
Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in residence at Oxford University, considers the active encyclopedia’s first 15 years.
Milton Shain discusses his university’s controversial cancellation of a lecture by the journalist who commissioned the ‘Danish cartoons’.
Free Speech Debate organised a panel discussion on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and its future. In this video and its highlights, panelists debate the range of issues surrounding the campaign and its impact on free speech. Panelists include Dr David Johnson, Professor David Priestland, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and Monica Richter.
Timothy Garton Ash introduces the report of a committee on freedom of expression at the University of Chicago
Kimiko Kuga examines the institution of the kisha club and their role in controlling information in Japan.
In these video highlights for Free Speech Debate, panelists debate whether “no-platforming” ought to have a place in modern universities. Student discussants included Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Barnaby Raine, Monica Richter, Damien Shannon, Chi Chi Shi, and Charles Vaughan.
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.
Free speech can make for uncomfortable listening, argues Roger Scruton, but it needs to be defended even when it gives offence.
Maryhen Jiménez Morales explores how leftist political leaders in Latin America have limited free speech in their countries through populist discourse and political propaganda.
Laura Bernal-Bermudez examines a judgement that actually led to a change in the Chilean constitution
Erika Rackley and Clare McGlynn consider the evidence for this ‘cultural harm’ and argue that education is the best way to counter it.
Sebastian Huempfer examines the tortured controversy around republication of a copyright-free Mein Kampf in Germany.
Luigi Cajani explains how Italy’s draft law on the denial of international crimes minimises the impact on intellectual freedom.
Rebecca Wong describes the combined pressures of Chinese political power and the interests of media proprietors.
The celebrated English novelist on Islam’s ‘totalitarian moment’ and why freedom of expression is not religion’s enemy but its protector.