Free Speech and Hate Speech – History, Story, Narrative

Panel Chair: Frank S. Ravitch
Panellists: Colin Jones, Koji Higashikawa & Shiki Tomimasu

This interdisciplinary plenary panel will look at some of the important ethical issues surrounding issues of free speech and hate speech, and how they relate to both contemporary and historical stories and narratives. Questions of censorship, power, control and oppression will be raised and include comparative legal, ethical, religious and political discussions relating to legislation against hate speech and the protection of freedoms, including, among others, the examples of Japan’s recent Hate Speech legislation and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.

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