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Free speech must apply to all — even those we find offensive

alt informationFree speech — genuine free speech that tolerates the ideas we find most offensive — must apply equally

Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism

alt informationNew laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms.

Jodie Ginsberg: The question of hate speech

alt informationJodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, spoke about hate speech at the 30th anniversary of the Rafto Forum, Bergen, 2016

Jodie Ginsberg: Bahrain needs to know that #opinionsarenotcrimes

alt informationAn Index tweet from March is being used as evidence against Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini human rights activist

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

alt informationThreats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

Jodie Ginsberg: Terror laws are used to “stifle” media

alt informationThe UK government should look to what is happening to free expression in Egypt and Turkey before broadening terrorist laws to include those who "spread hate".

David Cameron wants to promote good speech and ban the bad. Prime Minister, that’s not how free speech works

alt informationFree expression is not a “nice-to-have” add-on, a mere luxury principle tacked on the end of other more basic rights

Zunar: I hope for freedom, but prepare to fight on

alt informationCartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, currently faces a record number of nine simultaneous charges under Malaysia’s controversial sedition act in a trial that is scheduled to begin on July 7.

16 June: Can liberty survive in the information age? (partner event)

alt informationKing's College hosts Alan Turing debate to mark 500th anniversary of King's Chapel

8 July: A 21st century Magna Carta (partner event)

Justice, Money, Power debate at the City of London Festival

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Rafael Marques de Morais was last week given a suspended sentence following a criminal defamation trial related to his 2011 book on blood diamonds, published for the first time in English on June 2

13 July: 800 years after the Magna Carta, do we have a free press?

Join the Society of Editors, London Press Club, Media Society, Women in Journalism and YouGov for the debate