Freedom of speech

Professor Paul Dolan asks if it’s ok to cancel someone for something they say or post on social media. Should freedom of speech and expression be protected at all costs – and how do we balance it with protection from bullying and hate? 


He speaks to two people with different opinions. Matthew Syed is a writer and journalist. He is a staunch defender of free speech. Ash Sarkar is a journalist and senior editor at Norvara Media. She believes that cancel culture is exaggerated by the right. 

Paul also speaks to Shakuntala Banaji, a professor of media and communications at the LSE, about why this issue has become so polarised. He’s also joined by his sidekick Rory Sutherland, vice chair of the advertising agency Ogilvy. 

A Mother Come Quickly Production 

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