Jacob gave a talk about the deeper conclusions of his book at the Czech book launch in September.
Join our tech Lawyer Raghav Mendiratta on Wednesday, October 26, at 10 a.m. ET / 5 p.m. Doha, for a Twitter Spaces conversation about who should regulate social media. More than 4 billion people worldwide use some form of social media, and with information traveling at nearly the speed of light, social media has had […]
Watch the stream from 2 days of talks and discussions: DAY 1 DAY 2 Time: 9:50am-4:30pm ET Day 2: 10:00am-4:30pm ET Place: Online (Registration needed). The stakes could not be higher for finding a solution for how to regulate the global public sphere, with the survival of modern democratic governance hanging in the balance. The […]
Negotiating the legal boundaries of free speech is a crucial challenge for democracy—especially so in the digital age, as potentially harmful material can easily gain pervasive circulation (Brison and Gelber 2019). Humor is a particularly demanding testing ground in this respect; while the right to humorous expression is vital to democratic societies, jokes can […]
Time Oct 12, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic The Far Right in Greece and the Law Description Natalie Alkiviadou is Senior Research Fellow at Danish think-tank Justitia. Her research focuses on free speech, ‘hate speech’ and the far-right with 2 Routledge monographs and a range of peer-reviewed articles on the […]
We are hosting a session at the 2022 Rightscon.
Freedom of speech is hailed as the ‘first freedom’, the bedrock of democracy, but it is subject to erosion in times of upheaval. The British Library holds the earliest plea for free speech, Milton’s Areopagitica, which argues against censorship and in favour of ‘freedom to choose, for reason is but choosing’. But according to Freedom […]
The State of Democracy Lecture Series welcomed Jacob Mchangama, Founder and Executive Director of Justitia, and host of the podcast Clear and Present Danger: a history of free speech. Justitia is Denmark’s first judicial think tank aiming to promote the rule of law and fundamental human rights and freedom rights both within Denmark and abroad. […]
Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 10 (2022) Friday, April 29 5:00 – 6:00 PM: SYMPOSIUM – JOURNAL OF FREE SPEECH LAW – Revisiting Defamation, Incitement, and Hate Speech in the era of Social Media • Jacob Mchangama & Natalie Alkiviadou, South Africa the Model? A Comparative Analysis of Hate Speech Jurisprudence of South Africa and the European Court of Human […]
The invasion of Ukraine is forcing a realignment of countries on the democratic spectrum to choose whether they will join the liberal democracies or a new authoritarian world order. A second or virtual front is taking place online to rupture Putin’s new Iron Curtain through cyber attacks, as well as interventions from non-state actors such […]