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3rd December, 2018

Free Speech in the Age of Social Media


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3rd December, 2018
18:30 - 21:00
Bentham House Lecture Theatre, Bentham House
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Organised by UCL’s Grand Challenge of Justice & Equality, this evening of discussion will explore the difficulties of upholding freedom of speech in an age when communications cross geographical boundaries, and consequently, country-specific laws governing such practices.

The event will comprise a screening of a short historical film from the British Film Institute archive, followed by panel debate asking how have global communication technologies affected freedom of speech and how might freedom of speech legislation be upheld in an age when communication platforms cross geographical and legal boundaries? The evening will then conclude with a drinks reception.

Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin, UCL, Reader in Law and Religion and Comparative Law, UCL Laws
Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL, Director of UCL Institute for Human Rights and Associate Professor in Human Rights and Political Theory
Mr Colm McAuliffe, UCL, PhD candidate at Birkbeck College, University of London and Archive TV curator
Professor Margaret O, Chair, UCL, Director of Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education

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