When Johnny Eric Williams used controversial racially-charged language on social media to draw attention to systemic racism, he faced death threats and was suspended by Trinity College.
While free expression is a Charter right, teachers face serious limitations on what they can do and say in school and outside.
Edward Snowden’s documents are a gold mine of information about how we are being watched. Light will look at privacy, the role of telecommunications providers, key surveillance programs and introduce the Snowden Archive-in-a-Box
The surge in both online abuse demands we reconsider the thorny question of how democratic societies deal with abusive discourse while preserving the right to free expression.
Whistleblowers typically pay a huge price for their openness and honesty. Why is that? What can be done to protect them and the public interest.
Award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the film’s producer, will discuss the making of the documentary and the issues it raises.
An inside look at what’s happening to journalists and free expression in Mexico, which, since 2006, has become one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists.
An expert panel discusses the restrictions on charities, what it means for citizens' free speech and democracy, and what should be done.
Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet?
Enrique Colina is an eminent Cuban filmmaker, director and film critic who will share his reflections on Cuba through conversation and film clips.
"Rape culture” has become a key concept as Canadians try to understand and effectively address sexual assault and sexual violence.
Lisa Taylor will reveal new research that shows a resurgence of criminal libel prosecutions for criticism of the police and others in power or authority.
The federal government is asking Canadians how far they want to go in sacrificing rights and freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism. What is at stake for you, your family and friends, and demo
Should reports of investigations of police behaviour be made public? How should the competing interests in transparency, accountability, privacy and confidentiality be dealt with?
The law, freedom of expression and privacy.
Much of the apparently scientific literature on drug safety and effectiveness is ghost-written by the pharmaceutical industry, but published under the names of eminent academic researchers. David H
With a pre-recorded cameo appearance by Edward Snowden.
In this illustrated talk Len Findlay will examine the historical interplay of fame and infamy, information and authority, to help frame the current notion of “going viral” and how suffering overpow
Traditionally journalists have been expected to be neutral, non-partisan, and dispassionate in relation to the stories they cover. But is that possible? Does it serve the public interest?
Two distinguished Canadian experts will discuss what C-51 will mean for our freedom of expression and civilities.
Andrew Clement will provide an overview of the main state surveillance programs revealed through Snowden's leaks, particularly as they affect Canadians, and highlight the various threats they pose