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1 Mar 2013
Access to Information | Blackberry messenger | Digital Freedoms | facebook | Freedom of speech | police powers | Rioting | twitter
With the birth of social media people have become instantly connected to each other, and have been able to gain access to news and information with incredible...
7 Feb 2013
Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Freedom of speech | history | holocaust denial | Internet censorship | role of government
The Holocaust was one of the most terrible acts of mass slaughter the world has ever known. Historians around the world have reached a consensus as to what,...
4 Jan 2013
Campaign Finance | campaign finance reform | Citizens United | Constitutional Law | Corporations are people | elections | Electoral Politics | First Amendment | Freedom of speech | Politics | The basic principle | U.S. Supreme Court | US Constitution | Free Speech Debate
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects...
14 Nov 2012
Atatürk | Free speech debate | Freedom of speech | history | imagined communities | Kemalism | Myths | nationalism | Turkey | Culture General | Free to know | Culture | Free Speech Debate
The case: The private life of a national heroTo mark the 70th anniversary of the death of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Kemal Atatürk, in November 2008,...
10 May 2012
Access to Information | access to information | censorship | Digital Freedoms | digital rights | Freedom of speech | Freedom of the Press | freespeechdebate | Human rights | Internet | technology | Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The case: Internet access is a human rightHuman rights come from the need to protect individuals from the arbitrary power of the state. Human rights are “...
21 Feb 2012
Access to Information | censorship | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of speech | Internet | News | social media
The internet is growing at a fantastic rate and is a huge resource for mass communication and information distribution. It can be used to spread information...
20 Feb 2012
censorship | college issues | colleges | Freedom of expression | Freedom of speech | hate speech | universities | university issues | Law General | Minorities | University | Education | Law | Society
Hate speech is a controversial issue in all Western Liberal Democracies (WLDs). What makes hate speech on university campuses a unique topic is the combination...
20 Feb 2012
Democracy | Freedom of speech | freedoms | Press rights | Human rights | Political philosophy | Free to challenge | Free Speech Debate | Law | Philosophy
Freedom of speech is often considered to be one of the most basic tenets of democracy. As a fundamental right it is enshrined in documents such as the Bill of...
17 Feb 2012
denigration | English | Freedom of expression | Freedom of speech | Language | offence | Race | Racism | Culture
The use of the N-word is a highly contentious issue in American society. Its roots come from the word "negro", Spanish for ‘black’ which was commonly used to...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The trainers from the Mixed Teams Track of the 2013 IDEA Asia Youth Forum took part in a demo debate on the motion that violent video games...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...