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Episode 26 – Oslo Freedom Forum Special with Megha Rajagopalan and Yuan Yang 

Jun 04, 2019

June 4th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the bloody culmination of the Chinese government´s Tiananmen Massacre of pro-democracy students and activists. But all public discussion and memories of the massacre have been erased within China itself.... Read more


Free Speech History Podcast
Episode 25 – Oslo Freedom Forum Special with Larry Diamond 

May 28, 2019

Today´s episode is going to be a radical departure from the chronological timeline of the general podcast so far. I´m currently in Oslo for the annual Oslo Freedom Forum, organized by the Human Rights Foundation. The Oslo Freedom Forum is a unique... Read more


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Episode 24 – Expert Opinion: Stephen Solomon part two - The Sedition Act 

May 10, 2019

In 1787, the newly authored U.S. Constitution was sent out to the states for ratification. Despite fierce objections from Anti-Federalists, the Constitution did not include a bill of rights protecting freedom of speech and the press. The... Read more


Free Speech History Podcast
Episode 23 – Expert Opinion: Stephen Solomon part one - The First Amendment 

Apr 17, 2019

The First Amendment of the US Constitution was adopted as part of the Bill of Rights in 1791. This “Great bulwark of liberty” provides that  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free... Read more


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Episode 22 - Fighting Words - Free Speech in 18th Century America, Part II 

Mar 08, 2019

In the second half of the 18th Century American, Patriots showed that freedom of the press was a potent weapon against authority. Not even the world´s most formidable empire could stop them from speaking truth, lies and insults to power. In 1765 the... Read more

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