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Free speech doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want, wherever. Here’s how to explain this to kids

 Picture: JAMES ROSS/AAP Melbourne has seen days of anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination protests with hundreds of arrests made. Many protesters hold right-wing and extremist views. Police say people have been...

Public protest or selfish ratbaggery? Why free speech doesn’t give you the right to endanger other people’s health

  Mick Tsikas/AAP Image Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in major Australian cities at the weekend, to protest the rolling lockdowns that have formed a...

To publish or not to publish? The media’s free-speech dilemmas in a world of division, violence and extremism

 Picture: AAP/AP/ John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx Terrorism, political extremism, Donald Trump, social media and the phenomenon of “cancel culture” are confronting journalists with a range of...

No, Twitter is not censoring Donald Trump. Free speech is not guaranteed if it harms others

 Picture: Alex Brandon/AP The recent storming of the US Capitol has led a number of social media platforms to remove President Donald Trump’s account. In...

Research reveals shocking detail on how Australia’s environmental scientists are being silenced

Picture: Authors provided Ecologists and conservation experts in government, industry and universities are routinely constrained in communicating scientific evidence on threatened species, mining, logging...

Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

Image: Sipa USA US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Last week...