Freedom of speech

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The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Turkey’s president blew the gaff on how the dissident Saudi author was killed, providing plentiful material for this gripping documentary

Peter Bradshaw

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Like Pablo Hasél, I faced jail for my rap lyrics – but the worst censorship is self-censorship | Valtònyc
The rapper’s arrest shows Spain has a problem with freedom of ideology. But people shouldn’t be scared to write songs that stand up to power


01, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines
Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciary

Victor Lloret and Julius Purcell

19, Feb, 2021 @5:09 PM

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A new 'free speech champion' may end up doing the opposite | Alison-Scott Baumann
Moral panic about universities will hinder efforts to manage difficult discussions on campus, says professor of society and belief Alison-Scott Baumann

Alison Scott-Baumann

17, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UK government criticised over plans to oversee free speech at universities
Justine Greening downplays the proposals, while Labour’s David Blunkett accuses the government of playing identity politics

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Feb, 2021 @5:52 PM

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A free speech tsar will only impose Tory values | Letters
Letters: Universities must be free from the Conservative ‘war on woke’, writes Pete Dorey, while Peter Martindale makes the distinction between free speech and the right to be heard, and Dr Keith Flett says British history must not be airbrushed by rightwing ideology


16, Feb, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Government to appoint 'free-speech champion' for English universities
Heritage bodies also to be warned against reevaluating UK history as No 10 culture war agenda intensifies

Peter Walker Political correspondent

14, Feb, 2021 @1:19 PM

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'Let's learn about national security': Hong Kong rewrites school rules
Animation features an owl teaching young children about the need for the controversial law in crackdown on education

Helen Davidson in Taipei

05, Feb, 2021 @5:25 AM

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Artists like me are being censored in Germany – because we support Palestinian rights | Brian Eno
A 2019 parliamentary resolution has had a chilling effect on critics of Israeli policy. Now the cultural sector is speaking up, says music producer Brian Eno

Brian Eno

04, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Fears rise that Polish libel trial could threaten future Holocaust research
Case brought in wake of rightwing government criminalising blame of Polish nation for Nazi crimes could have implications for further research

Staff and agencies

03, Feb, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Forget the furore over Trump - Facebook is interested only in maintaining its monopoly | John Naughton
The social network’s ‘supreme court’ of 40 assorted academics, politicians and journalists to oversee the site’s content is little more than a PR exercise

John Naughton

30, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers
Egypt scheme is part of growing trend to recruit social media personalities to project an idealised vision

Ruth Michaelson and Michael Safi

29, Jan, 2021 @2:42 PM

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