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14 May 2013
British media | Celebrity | Communication | Digital Freedoms | Fame | Human rights | News of the World | Newspapers | Privacy | Privacy
The term “public figure” covers a relatively large spectrum of people who share the commonality of being widely known. This can range from those...
26 Oct 2012
foreign policy | Human rights | International Relations | Religious freedom | States | Religion General | Living with difference | Global | Religions | Secularism | Free Speech Debate | International | Religion
Religion is largely ignored from foreign policy and from literature about how foreign policy should be determined. Religious freedom is likewise for the most...
29 Aug 2012
Access to Information | Arab Spring | Defence | Digital Freedoms | Human rights | Internet | internet access | internet access as a human right | internet freedom | Politics | United Nations | Government | Terrorism
Arguably, the main function of any government is to ensure the survival of the state and its citizens through economic, military, or political measures. That...
18 May 2012
Digital Freedoms | extremism | Free speech debate | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | Internet | law | terrorism | Internet freedom | Free Speech Debate
The case: Punishing users of extremist websitesOn 15th March 2012, Mohammed Merah killed two soldiers of the French army and left a third in a coma. A few days...
18 May 2012
Anat Kamm | censorship | civil-military relations | Free Speech Debates | Freedom of expression | Human rights | Israel | Journalism | Right to know | Free to challenge | Free Speech Debate
The case: The Israeli WhistleblowerJournalist Anat Kamm was sentenced to four and a half years in October 2011 for leaking 2,000 classified military documents...
This House would use foreign aid funds to research and distribute software that allows bloggers and journalists in non-democratic countries to evade censorship and conceal their online activities.
18 May 2012
Arab Spring | censorships | China | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | international aid | Internet | software
Free Speech Debate team blog: Enemies of the InternetFree speech is a fundamental human right; everyone, everywhere has an inalienable right to give their...
10 May 2012
Access to Information | access to information | censorship | Digital Freedoms | digital rights | Freedom of speech | Freedom of the Press | freespeechdebate | Human rights | Internet | technology | Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The case: Internet access is a human rightHuman rights come from the need to protect individuals from the arbitrary power of the state. Human rights are “...