freedom of speech

Instant Opinion: Britain does not need ‘grand Covid inquiry’
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Instant Opinion: Britain does not need ‘grand Covid inquiry’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 July
20 Jul 2020
Academics claim political correctness has gone mad
Bernd Lucke
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Academics claim political correctness has gone mad

New survey reveals fears for freedom of expression at universities
13 Feb 2020
Chinese censorship: what is banned?
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Chinese censorship: what is banned?

South Park ‘apologises’ to Beijing following censorship of the satirical cartoon series
8 Oct 2019
UN rules that Muslim veil ban ‘violates human rights’
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UN rules that Muslim veil ban ‘violates human rights’

Human Rights Council rejects France’s niqab ban and calls for review of controversial legislation
24 Oct 2018
YouTube prankster fined £800 for ‘Nazi pug’ hate crime
Mark Meechan
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YouTube prankster fined £800 for ‘Nazi pug’ hate crime

Mark Meechan says conviction for ‘shock humour’ clip ‘sets a really dangerous precedent’
23 Apr 2018
Friends cast suspicion on death of Russian reporter
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Friends cast suspicion on death of Russian reporter

Local police deny foul play after journalist Maksim Borodin plummets from fifth-floor flat
17 Apr 2018
Donald Trump sets his sights on tougher libel laws
Donald rump has a volatile relationship with the press
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Donald Trump sets his sights on tougher libel laws

The US President calls for laws to be changed in the wake of a critical behind-the-scenes book
8 Jan 2018

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Turkish journalists stand trial on terrorism charges
journalists and activists in Turkey
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Turkish journalists stand trial on terrorism charges

Human rights group claim case is attempt to crack down on press freedom
25 Jul 2017
Free speech or safe space: which should universities protect
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Free speech or safe space: which should universities protect

Critics argue that safe space policies at British universities have become a direct threat to freedom of speech
3 Mar 2015
Tim Berners-Lee calls for online Magna Carta as web turns 25
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Tim Berners-Lee calls for online Magna Carta as web turns 25

Inventor of the World Wide Web says it's time to create an online bill of rights to defend freedom and privacy
12 Mar 2014
Free to call a police horse gay: Section 5 reformed at last
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Free to call a police horse gay: Section 5 reformed at last

Removal of controversial 'insult' clause from Public Order Act is a victory for campaigners
15 Jan 2013