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Legal quandaries in combating hate propaganda

This is the text of a talk at a conference, Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age, on 21 April 2015 in Delhi, organised...
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Knowledge work in an age of informational impunity

Academics, like journalists, cannot pretend that merely adding to knowledge, without a sense of moral purpose, is a responsible use of their time and...
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Online ethics: why regulators should keep out

Press history shows that social responsibility develops in an environment of freedom. The internet is such a big part of our lives that we...

Reporting diversity: media, social norms and public opinion

Of all the functions that journalists perform, few are as important as helping people make sense of diversity. The media have tremendous potential to...
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How Singapore’s media restrictions hurt even the PAP

World Press Freedom Day is traditionally a time to remember journalists who have suffered or died in the line of duty. By that measure,...
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Regulating hate speech: how not to do it

Hate speech. You know it’s a perplexing problem when not even democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi can come up with a quotable answer....
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Media sustainability: Why J-schools must go upstream

Thoughts prepared for a session on Journalism Education in Myanmar, at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Yangon, 10 March 2014. More than...
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What democratic elections require from media

Social media are a mixed blessing for election coverage. This is the text of a talk at the Bali Media Forum 2013, held at...
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A very Hong Kong reaction to an Asia-wide problem

Hong Kongers tune in to the scandal that is TV regulation.   PROTEST has become such a fixture of Hong Kong life that it...
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Bhutanese press in soul-searching mood

Bhutan’s media are coming to grips with some home truths, but there may still be reason for cautious optimism. Weeks after their nation’s second...

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