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13 Feb 2013
Blogging | Digital Freedoms | Dissent | Freedom of Expression | Freedom of expression | Freedom of the Press | Journalism
Repressive governments, here defined as governments that are anti-democratic, that do not afford general civil rights to their citizens, and that do not have a...
This House believes that news organisations should be free to exclude news of homosexuality where it causes offence to their viewers
13 Nov 2012
Bias | Free speech debate | homosexuality | Journalism | Media | Middle East | omission | Living with difference | Middle East | Free Speech Debate | International
The case: (Not) reporting homosexuality in the Middle EastHomosexuality is a taboo subject mainstream Arabic news outlets regularly avoid. If reported at all,...
12 Nov 2012
correction | Defamation | Journalism | Media | newspaper | Reputation and defamation | Free Speech Debate
The case: The right to reply in GermanyThe right of reply is an attainment of the French Revolution and is based on the principle audiatur et altera pars...
12 Nov 2012
Celebrity | Free speech debate | Journalism | Media | Newspapers | private lives | regulation | Right to privacy | Free speech and privacy | Free Speech Debate
The case: Celebrity Privacy RegisterLord Justice Leveson, who is leading an inquiry into media ethics following the 2011 phone-hacking scandal in Britain, has...
12 Nov 2012
censorship | Free speech debate | Freedom to publish | Journalism | Free to challenge | Free Speech Debate
The case: Julian Assange: a journalist?In February 2010, Wikileaks, a clandestine whistleblower outlet, released the first in a series of...
13 Jul 2012
crime | Crime & Policing | Fourth estate | Journalism | justice | law | Media | Violence | Media | Culture | Law
Rarely a day goes by that the media does not report an incident of violent crime such as Grievously Bodily Harm, muggings or murder. These are reported via...
18 May 2012
Anat Kamm | censorship | civil-military relations | Free Speech Debates | Freedom of expression | Human rights | Israel | Journalism | Right to know | Free to challenge | Free Speech Debate
The case: The Israeli WhistleblowerJournalist Anat Kamm was sentenced to four and a half years in October 2011 for leaking 2,000 classified military documents...
1 May 2012
Journalism | Media | News Corp | News International | News of the World | Newspapers | Phone Hacking | Power | responsibility | Rupert Murdoch | The Sun | The Times | Media | Media and good government | Culture | Free Speech Debate
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is a multinational media corporation with interests in books, cable and satellite television, films, magazines,...
20 Feb 2012
Bankruptcy | Broadcasting | Freedom of the Press | Journalism | Media | Newspapers | Print | role of government | Culture
The idea of a government intervening to preserve a free press may sound anathema at first glance but, in reality, it’s actually fairly common. In recent years...
26 Jan 2012
Around 1440 German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented one of the most important and influential inventions of the second millennium, the printing press, and...
With a public debate on the topic “Absolute power”, part of the project “Debates_mk”, the Macedonian NGO Diversity Media in partnership with IDEA...
If Australs is the Golden Globes of international debating, we’d like to invite you to the Screen Actors Guild awards. We know what...