Freedom of speech

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Free speech
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Report

Out of sight, not out of reach

This report is the product of an effort to understand the scale and scope of “transnational repression,” in which governments reach across national borders to silence dissent among their diaspora and exile communities.
Report

Report of the Independent Review of the adoption of the model code on freedom of speech and academic freedom

This document is the final report of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM's review of Australian universities' alignment with the Model Code on freedom of speech and academic freedom, recommended by the Hon. Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of freedom of speech in Australian...
Report

Harms reduction: a six-step program to protect democratic expression online

This report sets forth a series of functional steps to enable citizens, governments and platforms to deal with the matter of harmful speech in a free and democratic, rights-based society like Canada.
Report

Cancelled! How ideological cleansing threatens Australia

Like all modern societies, Australia has to understand, interpret and learn from its history. In this paper, Peter Kurti argues that we must be sure to protect our country, our communities and our citizens from the three dangers posed by cancel culture — the corrosion...
Report

What the Facebook Oversight Board means for human rights, and where we go from here

In May 2020, Facebook announced the inaugural batch of members of its Oversight Board. The Board will be a group of 40 people supported by staff, whose initial task will be to serve as an independent appeals mechanism to have a final say on select...
Discussion paper

Moral terrorism

In this paper, the author argues that it is one thing to be an advocate for your own interests; quite another to seek to attack, undermine and destroy someone else’s. Yet that is what the so-called ‘cancel culture’ seeks to achieve, and it is why...
Article

Universities always said we were racists, now look at their dilemma

Our universities have long ceased being institutions interested in the rigorous exercise of freedom or the scientific method and today better resemble elaborate public relations outfits, writes Bella d'Abrera.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Can you criticise the conduct of the courts or of a judge?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, in a free society, a person is entitled to criticise the conduct of the courts or of a judge, but a different standard applies when talking about cases that are before a jury. Are there any limits to what you...
Report

"They are always watching"

The 2014 military coup marked the beginning of five years of tenacious efforts by the Thai authorities to silence the voices of human rights defenders, activists, journalists and opposition politicians, including online. This briefing draws from 18 interviews with human rights defenders, activists, politicians, lawyers...
Discussion paper

Rights, morals, dignity: why defending religious freedom matters

This paper advances the argument that behind any rights claim lies a moral claim, and that this moral claim is essentially a claim about human dignity. The paper also argues that defending religious freedom is important because it amounts to defending fundamental claims people wish...