free speech

Conflict & Justice

Dalai Lama visits U.S.

The World's Matthew Bell reports on the Dalai Lama's visit to Seattle where the Tibetan spiritual leader is appearing at the University of Washington, and questions have been raised on whether he's able to speak freely while there.

Environment

Bloggers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans political parties and limits free expression, but young Saudis are pushing the limits of those restrictions by blogging, as Kate Seelye has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Saudi Arabia's youth problem

Most of Saudi Arabia's population is under the age of 30, and a growing number of them is frustrated with the Kingdom's tight restrictions on social freedoms, and that could pose problems for the Saudi state

Environment

Governments block internet

The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".

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Education

A professor's tweets lead to a debate on race and free speech

In the middle of graduation season, a free speech debate is playing out online — and on campus — at New England's largest university. Racially charged tweets from an incoming Boston University professor are raising questions about whether academics in the public eye should have the right to share their private opinions on social media.