Freedom Of Speech
Friday, March 11, 2011
Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek Magazine, discusses the different approaches by the U.S. and French governments to free speech and multiculturalism in the context of recent events.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com columnist, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York and the author of Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics, discusses why critics of WikiLeaks are wrong.
Monday, October 04, 2010
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case that may test the limits of free speech.
The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas will argue before the nation’s highest court for their constitutional right to protest outside soldiers’ funerals with signs reading things like "God Hates Fags."
We discuss this groundbreaking case later in the show but, in the meantime, we asked you: What’s something you’ve heard or read that you thought should be outlawed?
Monday, May 24, 2010
Pakistan has temporarily blocked access to Facebook and YouTube due to "blasphemy."
Here's the context: It started with South Park. The intentionally incendiary cartoon comedy came under criticism for making an image depicting Mohammed (an act offensive to many Muslims). Comedy Central ran the episode in question, but heavily censored it; among the protests from Muslims was one from a group named "Revolution Muslim." The group posted a lengthy response to the episode, including language bordering on death threats. So another cartoonist came to the defense of free speech, and made a joking proposition that there should be an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."