Corporate and political actors know more about how our minds work than we do. The right to free thought can no longer be our ‘forgotten freedom’
The Nobel peace prize committee noted that awards in recent years highlight pressure on democracy which they say is in decline around the world.
Using the rhetoric of the First Amendment, a string of US Supreme Court cases has allowed members of some religious groups to limit the freedoms of other Americans.
The legal context behind a political controversy.
Nigeria is deeply polarised along ethnic, religious, cultural and political lines – and violence is never far from the surface.
New research highlights how the people who value free speech may not be the ones who benefit from it the most.
In his music, he positions himself within the people’s struggles and identifies with them.
It’s not just the likes of Gary Lineker who can get in trouble for tweeting.
Indonesia’s new Criminal Code carries problematic articles that threaten democracy and freedom of speech, and have the potential to disrupt the private spaces of the citizens.
The United States came in 41st worldwide on the UN’s 2022 sustainable development index, down nine spots from last year. A political historian explains the country’s dismal scores.
The commission could have made more of the evidence and been more categorical about when it thought criminality had taken place.
In addition to undermining universities’ and faculty members’ autonomy, the bill blurs distinctions between free expression and academic freedom, and turns academic freedom into a political weapon.
Political phone pranksters played a big part in the passage of draconian laws that strangle free expression in Russia.
Our freedom is limited as soon as our speech and behaviour become harmful to other people.
Synik’s new album continues to shape identity and consciousness in a country with limited freedom of speech.
The ruling could justify the future visa cancellation of any individual who is seen as a ‘role model’ and who may be perceived as causing social unrest.
In order to effectively regulate data-intensive, privately held global infrastructure like Facebook, human rights needs to be a primary focal point.
Australia’s piecemeal approach to regulating hate speech online isn’t working. The UK has introduced a possible better way forward.
The majority of those punished under the laws to combat false information are opposition politicians or journalists.
Powers in Bill C-10 will force YouTube and TikTok to make CanCon more discoverable, skewing our searches and streams — but it’s unconstitutional.