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July 8 @ 16:00 - 17:30 UTCJuly 8 @ 12:00 - 13:30 New YorkJuly 8 @ 11:00 - 12:30 BogotáJuly 9 @ 00:00 - 01:30 SingaporeJuly 9 @ 02:00 - 03:30 SydneyJuly 8 @ 18:00 - 19:30 Rome

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Free Speech in a Globalised World (session 4): Hateful Speech Online

Historically, opinions that deviate from those held by the mainstream have often been restrained, supressed, or discouraged. Traditional examples of the regulation of dissenting opinions include laws against blasphemy and sedition, while contemporary approaches to hate speech raise similar problems. Although such laws have long been on the books of nation states, we currently witness a globalization of censorship. The globalization of censorship has two key elements. First, supranational courts and bodies often determine or influence the scope of free expression within states‘ domestic legal systems. Second, the globalization of censorship is linked to technological advances. During various sessions, speakers will engage with the theme ‘Free speech in a globalised world.’

Chair(s): Jacob Mchangama