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Government plans pose serious risk to free expression

Government plans pose serious risk to free expression

The new UK government's plans to tackle extremism and introduce a British bill of rights, as outlined in the Queen's Speech on 27 May, raise the stakes significantly for freedom of expression in the United Kingdom.

Events

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

In June 2009, London-based journalist Maziar Bahari returns to his homeland of Iran to report for the BBC on the elections, where, finding himself embroiled in the maelstrom of unrest that follows Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration, he documents the protests from the streets of Tehran. The morning after, he is arrested

From the magazine

Jodie Ginsberg: Squeezing out free speech on campus

Jodie Ginsberg: Squeezing out free speech on campus

Institutions that should be crucibles for new thinking, at the forefront of challenges to established thought and practice, are instead actively shutting down debate, and shying away from intellectual confrontation

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