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Free Speech Still Matters

Tweet Back in the 16th century intellectuals knew that expressing a controversial idea could be dangerous. We all know that Galileo was forced to renounce his views, and we may even remember that Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake … Continue reading

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Why I’m concerned about libel law reform

Tweet On the face of it, having a law against libel seems a sensible idea. You shouldn’t be allowed to go around damaging people’s reputation by writing things like “Mr X is an arsonist” or “Ms Y is addicted to … Continue reading

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