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Analysing challenges to freedom of expression in democratic societies, including restrictive laws, self-censorship, web surveillance, media regulation, national security and public order arguments to limit free speech.

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Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

A Yale student group's choice to host writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali was met with widespread protest. This is not the only recent example of a free expression dispute at a US campus. Dave Coscia writes

LEADING STORIES

Curacao journalists’ lonely and dangerous battle against corruption

Curacao journalists’ lonely and dangerous battle against corruption

The Dutch Caribbean island is far behind on press freedom, writes Mitra Nazar
Germany: Vandals lash out against local newspaper for reporting on right-wing extremists

Germany: Vandals lash out against local newspaper for reporting on right-wing extremists

On the night of September 4-5, the daily newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau became victim to a crime by now familiar to its employees. Catherine Stupp reports.
Macedonian journalists alarmed over government’s attempts to control private media

Macedonian journalists alarmed over government’s attempts to control private media

In Macedonia, concerns have been raised over the new round of amendments to the Law on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (LAAMS). Christina Vasilaki reports
Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

With just a few weeks to go before Egyptian universities open their gates to students for the start of the new academic year, the Egyptian authorities are feeling jittery -- and rightly so. Shahira Amin reports