Universities should very rarely prevent controversial speakers from spreading their message.
Milton's famous defence of free speech, Areopagitica, was a strange choice for the attorney general.
Is controversy extremist? The Charity Commission seems to think so.
The Ford government in Ontario is taking aim at free speech on the province's campuses. But is it addressing a problem that doesn't exist?
Chelsea Manning's disclosures on the Iraq war were major milestones in the emergence of the digital age whistleblower.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
Judge's decision means the media cannot identify a suspect until they are arrested. This may be challenged on appeal.
A US gun rights advocate has won the right to publish instructions on the web for 3D printing firearms. In an era where anyone can access a 3D printer, is this the end of gun control?
Free speech may protect offensive speech, but we degrade this central right when we see it as simply the right to offend, regardless of the impact on others.
Jordan Peterson's lawsuit against Laurier is hardly the action of a free speech advocate. Here's how he resembles Cleon of ancient Greece.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
In new guidance, students and universities could be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
Safe spaces are fundamentally at odds with the rigorous intellectual exchange central to the idea of a university.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Most Canadians are more than happy to support free speech, believing it to be the foundation of democracy. But for speech to be free it must be aligned to freedom itself.