New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
It's a new constitutional question for the internet age: Should the president be allowed to block someone on Twitter?
Luther translated the Greek New Testament into a common German dialect that ordinary people could read, without help from clergy.
A recent case of comedian Stephen Fry being accused of blasphemy is a reminder that blasphemy laws are not unique to the Muslim world.
Inflammatory speech has often found fertile ground in Kenya's election campaign period. As the country approaches another political cliff-hanger, law enforcement agencies have their work cut out.
Now, more than ever, the US press must shine a light on the workings of the Trump administration.
Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
EU law needs to recognise that privacy and free expression are matters of colliding rights which can’t be wished away.
Are speech codes and free-speech zones silencing speech on college and university campuses?
The revelation that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel financed the Hulk's lawsuit against Gawker raises important questions in the battle between privacy and a free press.
The U.S. Supreme Court has never answered this question. Here's what the lower courts have said.
The Supreme Court will soon decide if it will hear a case involving the off-campus speech rights of students.
Companies have increasingly been using hidden gag clauses, in which customers unwittingly sign away their rights to post online reviews after purchasing a product.
Barack Obama has challenged the US media on gun laws, but despite the First Amendment, journalists are too scared to speak against abuse of the Second Amendment.
Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million in a case that not only could bankrupt the media empire known for its gossip but could erode the First Amendment as well.
Two recent Supreme Court cases on free speech might appear to be at odds with each other, but not if you examine the nuances of the court's decisions
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.