The Future of Censorship and Free Speech

On August 12, 2022, novelist Salman Rushdie was almost fatally stabbed nearly thirty years after the Iranian Supreme leader issued a fatwa placing a several million dollar bounty on the novelist’s life. This attack has shined a spotlight onto the state of free speech worldwide. How have states cracked down on free speech? And in an increasingly digitized world, how has the internet changed access to free speech? Mr. Jacob Mchangama joins us to discuss the current state of free speech and censorship.

The Future of Censorship and Free Speech

Episode Credits:

Editor: Lidie Ataoguz

Hosts: Lidie Ataoguz, Julia An

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