The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.
I'm having a hard time reconciling the America I know and love with the America being depicted in the daily news headlines, where corruption, cronyism and abuse have taken precedence over the rights of the citizenry and the rule of law.
School officials banned the wearing of the American-flag clothing on only one day of the school year. What day was that? Cinco de Mayo -- a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. School officials did not ban American-flag clothing on any other school day -- just one.
I can't begin to put into words exactly how this situation has made me feel, not only about my own womanhood, but about our freedom of expression, discrimination and censorship.
If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.
Book burnings have been fueled by claims that the fires cleanse us of evil ideas and threatening words. The fact is that censorship often cloaks itself in righteousness and protection of the young, the innocent, and the vulnerable.
"Did you ever expect your book to cause so much controversy?" is the question I am most frequently asked when the discovery is made: I am the author o...
Instead of an event exploring the complexities of politics, collaborative action and solidarity, tonight there will be a protest against the museum's decision. An opportunity to deepen our understanding of political processes has been lost.
What this documentary did is to reignite the issue, even if for another brief moment. By banning it though, the Indian government has raised questions that are both urgent and dangerous. What does this mean for free speech in India, the world's largest democracy?
Students are seen as fragile flowers who must be protected from views that might offend them. This is an assault on learning, and those of us who are not professional victims need to fight it.
The recent decision of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to close the University of North Carolina Law School's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is a blatant and dangerous instance of political interference with academic freedom.
news organizations, social media and internet services have editorial discretion -- protected by the first amendment--to deny ISIS access to their audiences. To the extent they do so, more power to them. They are acting responsibly, in my opinion.
This past October, a startling bill was fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature that should make every one of us take pause and think about what those documents really mean.
The 46-year-old editor was arrested on charges of deliberately outraging religious sentiment under section 295A of India's penal code, after police in Mumbai received multiple complaints about her paper, according to news reports. After being released on bail after her court appearance, Dalvi fled her home and shut down her office.
The success of the 50 Shades of Grey movie is being treated as if it were the final victory over prudish sex censors. But the real answer is a bit more complicated. While we're often aware of restrictions in places like Iran, China or Malaysia, many are much closer to home.
The Turkish government has isolated itself from the outside world, making the country lonelier in the international arena. Due to the government's misguided policies, there is virtually no country that is friendly with Turkey.