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.
When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a message, a First Amendment scholar argues.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
What does it mean for free speech if a comedian is successfully sued by her ex-husband over the material in her act?
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Right-wing ideologues use free speech as an alibi for their transphobic and Islamophobic rhetoric.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
The white nationalist's visit to the University of Florida shows just how messy life's moral dilemmas can get.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.
Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.