Censorship vs Freedom of Speech Lucy Aylmer discusses the compromise between censorship and freedom of speech in light of recent world events. When Donald Trump was temporarily banned from Twitter for 12 hours amid the storming of the congress, Twitter stated the ban was on account of three offending tweets which were proclaimed to be […]
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The freedom of speech of many has been curtailed as the police have been cracking down on protestors throughout the pandemic. Harry clarifies his respect for most officers who represent the ideals of policing, but unveils a well developed critique of policing in turbulent times and the ‘bad apples’ who abuse their power.
Proposed legislation from the government, which would see the introduction of a ‘free speech champion’ for universities, has recently been the subject of much controversy. Rachael Powell discusses the culture of free speech in universities and why she welcomes the legislation.
Guild “work to widen debate” amidst second transphobia controversy The Debating Society’s inviting of controversial speakers Dr Joanna Williams and Baroness Claire Fox to a motion on the “Snowflake Generation” has attracted condemnation from students, whilst the Guild says they “work to widen debate and challenge, never to narrow it.” It comes just four months […]
F ree speech is apparently under fire from the left. As a member of the left I have to ask how? I repeatedly see the narrative that free speech is being limited by No Platforming, denying the right to speak is a limit on freedom of speech. However, this is a severe misunderstanding of what […]
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills recently helped celebrate British Science Week with its hashtag #scienceisGREAT paired with patriotic tweets about Britain’s “world beating scientists”. Yet just days after the Science Minister Jo Johnson gave the speech “Making Britain the best place in the world for science”, a new research grant clause was announced, […]
For many, Latin America is the far-flung realm of exoticism, the epitome of passion, dance and the humanoids that are Victoria’s Secret models. It’s a reputation, however, which has been tainted over recent years as brewing political corruption, drug wars and gang violence have highlighted the ever rickety struggle for ideological power. It’s a conflict […]
Following the recent anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the debate surrounding ‘free speech’ has re-surged with as much vehemence as ever. Whether due to the mounting threat of terrorism, the powerhouse of social media or heightened multiculturalism, free speech has garnered the title of being one of, if not the most important, human value […]
2015 has been a significant year for the ‘Freedom of Speech’ debate. Opposite views clashed over the Charlie Hebdo assassinations in Paris, the debate over Germaine Greer’s views on transgender issues, and Oxford students picketing a speech from far-right French leader Marine Le Pen. Never before have the lines between what is considered to be offensive and […]
In the wake of the Paris shootings, it seems the entire world underwent a conflict of several consciences: security, ideology and religion were all factors which were incriminated in the successive discussions. News channels were flaming with updates and survivors’ stories, western politicians launched emergency meetings about defences, Brussels, only nine days later, went into […]