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.
Nicholas McGeehan explores restrictions on free speech and protest in the Arab Gulf states and the foreign policy responsibilities of Western governments.
Timothy Garton Ash introduces his BBC broadcasts and online version of the Free Speech Debate principles.
Josh Cowls discusses the Oxford Internet Institute’s report on the complexities of balancing security and privacy online.
Looking at the long sweep of the AKP’s rule, Kerem Öktem shows how the window of free speech in Turkey has closed.
We must be empowered to challenge all limits to freedom of information justified on such grounds as national security.
Mujahid Mohammad discusses how India’s government has prioritised economic development over free speech.
Udit Bhatia explores the changing nature of state censorship of film in India and prospects for the future.
Maja Sojref examines how a law on the prevention of harm to the State of Israel exposes the tension between freedom of expression and national security.
Rebecca Wong describes the combined pressures of Chinese political power and the interests of media proprietors.
Jason Q Ng traces the path of a censored Weibo post and tracks keywords that trigger automatic review.
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.
Alain Bouldoires talks to Timothy Garton Ash about the survival of blasphemy laws in Europe, and calls for a ‘right to blaspheme’.
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.
A leaked document in June 2014 from Egypt’s ministry of the interior invited tenders for cyber-surveillance technology to combat blasphemy, sarcasm and ‘lack of morality’ – the technology would likely come from the west. Max Gallien reports.
A law banning swear words in the arts in Russia has come into effect in July 2014. Maryam Omidi discusses the implications.
A prank by a 14 year-old Dutch girl on Twitter prompted both her arrest – and broader questions about free speech, as Max Harris discusses.
In a bid to synchronise hate crimes, the EU is seeking unity amongst members states against the denial of historical injustices. Is this the EU versus member states’ appreciation of intellectual freedom? Luigi Cajani explains.
A British citizen blogged about a Tanzanian media magnate involved in throwing her and her husband off their Tanzanian farm. He sued for libel in a British court. Dominic Burbidge explains.
Anthony Lester and Zoe McCallum discuss the need to balance national security and privacy in the age of internet surveillance.
John Donatich, Direktor der Yale University Press, erklärt und verteidigt seine Entscheidung, Jytte Klausens Buch ohne Illustrationen zu publizieren.
John Donatich, the director of Yale University Press, explains and defends his decision not to include illustrations in Jytte Klausen’s book.