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.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
We need to rethink how we frame discourse about Chinese students who speak out at universities – we seem to have forgotten that argument is a normal part of university study.
In such a polarized age, universities and colleges should uphold the core values of liberal education by asserting, through their policies and practices, the reasonable, rational middle ground.
A decade and a half after it was invaded in the name of spreading democracy, Iraq turns out to have been set up to fail.
Framing freedom of speech and cultural sensitivity as competing goals makes us miss opportunities to develop cross-cultural competency.
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Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady and Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi reflect on the marriage postal ballot campaign.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
Artists, free speech advocates and gay rights activists in Brazil are dismayed after an LGBTQ-centric exhibit was closed because the subject matter offended evangelical Christians.
The safeguards bill will be introduced on Wednesday and passed before parliament rises on Thursday.
Kenya has published hate speech guidelines that target WhatsApp groups administrators, holding them responsible for offensive content.
Differences of opinion are the lifeblood of universities and essential to advancing knowledge. But some universities are giving in to intimidation by cancelling events with controversial speakers.
The lessons of Liu's life and work must never be forgotten.
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.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Handing over censorship to authors and writers themselves may actually make it harsher.
A spate of violence linked to accusations of blasphemy has rocked Pakistan.