Reading Time: 14 minutes A look at free speech, hate speech, campus speech, and post-truth speech.
Reading Time: 18 minutes David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, distils the global challenges of our most consequential free-speech issue.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A provocative essay by a noted civil rights attorney on the dangers of censorship, and why he believes that “the only defense against a bad guy’s hate speech is a good guy’s counter-speech.” OPINION
Reading Time: 15 minutes Is the norm of almost absolute free speech in the US going to survive? And should it?
Reading Time: 2 minutes “America, love it or leave it” is a common mantra of those resisting social change. But where would the country be without those who challenge the status quo?
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Hacktivist journo” Barrett Brown pleaded guilty to reduced charges that drastically lower his potential prison exposure. Here’s what happened in case you missed it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute An Alabama journalist and blogger has been in jail for months. Mainstream media is only now beginning to notice.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Carmen Ortiz has garnered much attention following the suicide of information activist Aaron Swartz, considering her office threw the book at him for a very minor offense. But what other skeletons hang in her closet, and what does it tell us about federal prosecutions these days?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Video powerfully contrasts US government rhetoric about “the people” in other countries and their right to peacefully protest, and the crackdown on similar protest at home.
Reading Time: 7 minutes HR 347 is either a reasonable effort to protect the president or it’s an effort to sack the constitution. Or maybe it’s neither. Whatever it is, it deserves further study.