Views on the Streets: Free Speech post-Copenhagen

Following the attacks in Copenhagen, a month on from the massacre in France, WORLDbytes Citizen TV volunteers took to the streets of East London to test the public’s mettle on free speech. Would they support the right to be offensive and to blaspheme or are the terrorists winning? In the programme we hear from East enders who want to stand their ground, but the cracks are showing too. Director Ceri Dingle commenting on the programme said: “Relativism, the ‘respect’ agenda and fear are a dangerous cocktail and getting people to stop and say what they think was unusually hard going. The programme shows that not everyone has given in however and that’s heartening. To challenge a dangerous culture of offence taking which is used to shut down debate by non-violent and by murderous means, it is vital we put unfettered free speech on the agenda.”

Recommended links:

The Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR)

The First Amendment and what it means for free speech online