Free speech
Free speech

Free speech

24 October 2007

Don’t play the ‘offence’ card

The convenor of the Manifesto Club calls for a New Deal for public debate: Stop hiding behind cries of 'offence!' and stand up for your beliefs.

16 October 2007

The University of the Easily Offended

Meet the rugby-playing student at a London university, forced to recant after sticking up an 'offensive' poster advertising an English Party.

26 September 2007

Ahmadinejad: 'free speech' as pantomime

The Iranian president's visit to Columbia University was less a blow against censorship and more an exercise in moral posturing.

21 August 2007

...gambling adverts?

The UK government's new restrictions on adverts for online casinos are an insult to the public.

6 August 2007

Don’t steal this article - but please do discuss it

In the battle between stopping copyright theft online and promoting the free exchange of ideas and images, there is more at stake than 'business models'.

31 July 2007

Beware the ‘Campus Stasi’ at British universities

Demands that lecturers monitor students for signs of Islamic radicalism pose a bigger threat to academic freedom than Islamo-cranks do.

16 July 2007

Denial should be defeated by facts, not laws

In the run-up to a debate in London, the American warrior against Holocaust denial explains why she’s opposed to censoring deniers.

20 June 2007

‘No stars’ for this unpalatable judgement

The Australian court that classified an unfavourable restaurant review as 'defamation' has dealt a blow to critical thinking.

29 May 2007

Ofcom: Mary Whitehouse in liberal attire

Everyone cheered the regulator for its ruling on Celebrity Big Brother. But what gives a bunch of unelected suits the right to lecture broadcasters?

21 May 2007

Phobias

There is something rotten in the trend to label political or cultural views as 'phobias' that must be treated.