[AUDIO] Why is Free Speech Important? (Ask a Comedian)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -- 9:50 AM
Spencer Giel

Freedom of expression is something that we can easily take for granted - while it varies in degrees within democratic countries, most media personalities can say what they want without fear of legal backlash. Dissidence, vulagarity, and transgressive statements are generally permissible. However, what are the consequences when this is not the case?

In this podcast of Free Speech Bites, Burmese comedian and filmmaker Zarganar shares his experiences of being silenced for controversial speech and explains why he sees freedom of expression as a significant issue to this day.

[AUDIO LINK]

And tune into our upcoming show, "Free Speech on Campus" with Greg Lukianoff, co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind."

 
 
 

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