- Silver Meikar
Attempts at Internet regulation stem from a desire to retain the traditional power structures of nation-states.
- Roman Tsupryk
Free speech is necessary for Ukraine to develop into an independent European state.
- Zoltí¡n ídí¡m
Hungary has gone through an authoritarian turn in the past two years. Since the general elections in spring 2010, the legislature is dominated by a two-thirds majority of the right-wing Fidesz that can hence implement any...
This issue of Diplomaatia is dedicated to one of the bulwarks of free and democratic societies – freedom of speech. There are various restrictions to free speech not just in authoritarian societies, but also in free or semi-free...
- Kenan Malik
To talk about blasphemy is also to talk about the idea of the sacred. To see something as blasphemous is to see it in some way as violating a sacred space. In recent years, both the notion of blasphemy and that of the sacred have...
- Juku-Kalle Raid
The case of Pussy Riot is a reflection of Russian political culture rather than ‘sacred’ values.
- Iivi Anna Masso
There are limits to free speech in free societies too.