The thin line between free speech and hate speech

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


When does free speech become hate speech? And when does hate speech become dangerous? Touchy questions but do not go looking for answers in the remarkable saga of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders. Hav­ing made a political career out of intemperate remarks focused on immigrants and Islam, Wilders is set to challenge even the … Continue reading “The thin line between free speech and hate speech”

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How to save free speech in our Cosmopolis from the chilling assassin’s veto?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2016


Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford professor of European Studies, should know. He’s written a book about how we can still talk freely “in a mixed up world where conventionally — because of mass migration and the internet — we are all becoming neighbours”. In Garton Ash’s “cosmopolis”, a connected world that is the geographic and virtual … Continue reading “How to save free speech in our Cosmopolis from the chilling assassin’s veto?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK