Free speech

Do we need laws on university free speech?
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Do we need laws on university free speech?

Gavin Williamson says he will fight ‘silencing and censoring’ - but critics say he’s arguing with a straw man
16 Feb 2021
Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’
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Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 3 August
3 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘what does life look like’ in 2022?
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Instant Opinion: ‘what does life look like’ in 2022?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 10 July
10 Jul 2020
China expels US media as stand-off escalates
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China expels US media as stand-off escalates

Beijing’s tit-for-tat move raises fears about Hong Kong’s press freedoms
18 Mar 2020
Hate speech vs. free speech: the UK laws
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Hate speech vs. free speech: the UK laws

Swiss voters outlaw sexual-orientation discrimination
12 Feb 2020
Students ask comedian to sign safe space contract
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Students ask comedian to sign safe space contract

Comedian Konstantin Kisin pulls out of gig after refusing to sign form guaranteeing ‘kind’ and ‘respectful’ jokes
12 Dec 2018
Global internet freedom declines for eighth consecutive year
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Global internet freedom declines for eighth consecutive year

Freedom House report finds more and more countries are following China’s lead and cracking down online
2 Nov 2018

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What is Gab - and why is it so controversial?
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What is Gab - and why is it so controversial?

‘Free speech’ social media platform used by Pittsburgh synagogue shooter forced offline
29 Oct 2018
What really happened to Jamal Khashoggi?
Protesters hold an image of Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
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What really happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

Turkish President rejects Saudi claim that murder was spontaneous
23 Oct 2018
Does the UK counter-terrorism bill threaten free speech?
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Does the UK counter-terrorism bill threaten free speech?

MPs says parts of government legislation ‘cross line on human rights’ and must be amended
16 Oct 2018
Are journalists in Europe still safe?
A tribute for the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is sprayed on a wall in Valletta, Malta
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Are journalists in Europe still safe?

Bulgarian reporter becomes third EU journalist to be killed this year
9 Oct 2018
Why Theresa May’s picture was removed from her university
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Why Theresa May’s picture was removed from her university

Students protest over PM’s inclusion in geography department ‘wall of women’ exhibition
9 May 2018
Minister to ban students from censoring contentious speakers
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Minister to ban students from censoring contentious speakers

Sam Gyimah says attempts to silence debate at universities are ‘chilling’
3 May 2018