PODCAST: Is sensitivity damaging freedom of expression?

PODCAST: Is sensitivity damaging freedom of expression?

 

The Overton Window, Salman Rushdie and The Equality Act 2010 come under the lens in this podcast. 

Recently, Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary, was disinvited from speaking at a society event at Oxford University, due to her role in the Windrush scandal. 

Rudd responded by inviting the students to: “Stop hiding and start engaging”.

With the rise of respect for multiple sensitivities, such veganism, is freedom of expression being put at risk?

Journalists in modern Britain need this paramount freedom to do their jobs, but so do the police, politicians, the authorities. 

This podcast explores why freedom of expression should be protected over sensitivity and the consequences of when it is not.

 

 

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