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1 Under pressure: the global decline in media freedom Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive, Index on Censorship gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Jodie Ginsberg 01 Dec 2017
2 Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World In this keynote lecture, leading political writer Timothy Garton Ash will present his ten guiding principles for a connected world, and offer a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age. Timothy Garton Ash 19 May 2017
3 What is the point of universities? Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University, gives the opening talk at Wolfson College's 50th Anniversary celebration weekend Chris Patten 15 Aug 2016
4 Creative Commons The Future of Free Speech Aryeh Neier, human rights lawyer and president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations speaks about the future of free speech. Aryeh Neier 29 Jun 2016
5 Creative Commons Irshad Manji on Allah, Liberty and Love The director of the Moral Courage Project says so-called “respect” for Muslims is often lined with fear and “low expectations” of those practising the faith. Irshad Manji 28 Jun 2016
6 Creative Commons Should Europe introduce a ‘right to blaspheme’? Alain Bouldoires talks to Timothy Garton Ash about the survival of blasphemy laws in Europe, and calls for a ‘right to blaspheme’. Alain Bouldoires 16 Jun 2016
7 Creative Commons Giles Fraser on free speech and religion Giles Fraser, commentator and Anglican priest, talks with Free Speech Debate about the relationship between free speech and religion, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. Giles Fraser 16 Jun 2016
8 Creative Commons Mark Thompson on the BBC and religion The director general of the BBC explains why it aired Jerry Springer: The Opera, and talks about different responses to Christianity and Islam. Mark Thompson 16 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons Daniel Bell on Confucianism and free speech Confucianism’s defence of political speech does not necessarily apply to other forms of expression, says Bell Daniel Bell 16 Jun 2016
10 Creative Commons Evgeny Morozov on the dark side of internet freedom Author Evgeny Morozov highlights the dangers that sometimes emerge when governments and corporations harness the internet to serve their own objectives. Evgeny Morozov 16 Jun 2016
11 Creative Commons A former British agent makes the case for whistleblowing Former British MI5 agent Annie Machon revealed, together with David Shayler, alleged criminal behaviour within the agency. Annie Machon, David Shayler 16 Jun 2016
12 'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World' Professor Timothy Garton Ash discusses the premise of his new book titled 'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.' Timothy Garton Ash, Margaret MacMillan, Adam Roberts, Patricia Thornton 16 Jun 2016
13 Trust, Free Speech and British Pluralism in the 21st Century With digital broadcasting increasing and newspaper readership falling, how should we respond in ways that ensure the free flow of information that is essential in a pluralist society? Chris Patten 04 Oct 2013
14 Creative Commons On Free Speech 4: The Power of the Web Jillian York (Electronic Frontier Foundation) discusses the ethics and motivations behind hacktivism, and Lauren Wolfe talks about her new project Women Under Siege, a website that crowdsources instances of rape and sexual violence in war zones. Jillian York, Lauren Wolfe 24 May 2012
15 Creative Commons On Free Speech 3: The Fine Art of Activism This month's podcast focuses on the sometimes fine line between artistic expression and free speech. It features interviews with filmmaker Nick Sturdee on the Russian art collective Voina, and stand-up comedian Tom Greeves on the UK's parody laws. Nick Sturdee, Tom Greeves, Irshad Manji, Rebecca MacKinnon 13 Apr 2012
16 Creative Commons Facebook, Privacy and You Is the age of privacy over? Lord (Richard) Allan from Facebook and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, author of Delete, go head to head on privacy and the right to be forgotten in the internet era. Richard Allan, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Timothy Garton Ash 30 Mar 2012
17 Creative Commons On Free Speech 2: China, Rushdie and the art of "Zuckering" This month's podcast looks at Facebook's dominance and internet censorship in China. It features interviews with Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, and Professor Tim Wu, author of the Master Switch. Richard Allen, Faisal Devji, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Mark Thomas 07 Mar 2012
18 Creative Commons Political Perspectives to State Censorship of Literature Peter McDonald and David Robertson discuss the idea of state censorship, especially Apartheid era South Africa, looking at the political perspectives and implications of state censorship of literature. Peter McDonald, David Robertson 17 Nov 2009