Writers festivals navigate the fraught frontier between social media’s echo chambers of outrage and the civilised public debate of the public square. What’s the way forward in this heated atmosphere?
A private group chat of Jewish creatives was leaked because some were organising against pro-Palestinians. Was it ethical to do so?
Ghassan Hage has been sacked by Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Foundation due to his trenchant criticism of Israel’s war. It’s just the latest in an ongoing culture war in Germany.
Content moderation by automated systems could be a form of prior restraint.
University codes of conduct support their mission to educate. But it’s not easy to balance those codes with the values of free speech, as the resignation of a prominent university president shows.
The Supreme Court will hear five cases this term that will examine the nature of online discussion spaces run by social media platforms.
Is social justice advanced by focusing on people’s different identities? Or is this worldview ultimately a trap?
A scholar of the Mideast at a large public university says that caring and a commitment to free speech have been central to his campus’s response to students upset and angry over the Israel-Hamas war.
More than 1,000 literary figures so far have signed an open letter protesting the cancellation of an award ceremony to honour Palestinian writer Adania Shibli.
Arundhati Roy’s prosecution is just one of a series of actions by Narendra Modi’s government against its opponents – including journalists, activists, students and opposing politicians.
If we decide that AI helps us think freely, we may need to give it rights too.
The bill, yet to be debated in parliament, is ripe for amendment.
Publishers and studios routinely pay large sums to acquire ‘life story rights.’ Two law scholars explain why the phrase is misleading.
Trump has not been silenced. The limits on his speech protect fundamental rights − including his right to a fair trial by an unbiased jury and the public’s right to a working justice system.
The legal context behind a political controversy.
Progressives have cheered Disney in its battle with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over LGBTQ rights. But joining forces with corporations poses risks when principles no longer align with profits.
A number of judges who considered challenges to anti-LGBTQ legislation passed by state lawmakers in 2023 had strong words for how the laws violated the First Amendment.
A designer opposed to same-sex marriage argued that a Colorado anti-discrimination law would effectively force her to speak against her beliefs.
New research highlights how the people who value free speech may not be the ones who benefit from it the most.
The law passed by Tennessee legislators that banned many drag performances violated the First Amendment. A legal scholar explains the judge’s decision in the case.