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Free Speech

Total 4 Posts

Chinese protests are about more than COVID – Student discontent has fuelled the biggest movement since Tiananmen Square

5 min read
Young people are angry at COVID restrictions, but also poor job prospects and China’s heavy-handed suppression of free speech. Some protesters are even voicing the unprecedented demand that Xi Jinping steps down.

Twitter and Elon Musk: Why free speech absolutism threatens human rights

5 min read
Any moves by Elon Musk to remove content moderation on Twitter risk breaching corporate human rights obligations. Moderating content is a box that still needs to be ticked.

Anti-monarchy protesters arrested – What the law says

5 min read
Police may not have been justified in making arrests over breach of the peace and public order as being provoked by a simple sign proclaiming “not my king” is probably not reasonable.

How Gorbachev’s fragile legacy of free speech has been destroyed by Putin

6 min read
Glasnost was hailed as one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s great achievements. But it was a fragile freedom and soon overturned by Vladimir Putin.
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