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28 Feb 2014
accountability | Africa | Development | Freedom of speech | Freedom of the Press | Rwanda | Transparency | Media and good government | Free Speech Debate | International
The past two decades have seen rapid and overwhelming progress in Rwanda, a country that was hit by the worst post cold war atrocity in 1994 when up to a...
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 | Censorship & IP | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of speech | Internet | News | social media | Internet | Science
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...