Free speech
Free speech

Free speech

6 September 2017

Why anti-vaxxers shouldn’t be censored

Australians don’t need the state to protect them from bad ideas.

30 August 2017

Charlie Hebdo: still standing up for freedom

Its Barcelona cover wasn't Islamophobic – it was a plea for free speech.

23 August 2017

It isn’t only the Chinese who chill academic debate

British academics criticising foreign censorship should look in the mirror.

22 August 2017

We don’t need the state to police hate

Let’s trust citizens, not officials, to challenge prejudice online.

22 August 2017

The ACLU is retreating from the fight for freedom

Its undermining of free speech for the far right should worry us all.

18 August 2017

Sarah Champion and the silencing of debate

Chilling discussion about Muslim grooming gangs is an insult to victims.

16 August 2017

Fake news: who checks the fact‑checkers?

The ‘fake news’ panic is a phoney excuse for sanitising debate.

14 August 2017

Why Nazis must have freedom of speech

Seven reasons why the far right should never be censored.

9 August 2017

The Google memo and the new blacklisting

When did it become acceptable to sack someone for expressing an opinion?