Tag Archives: freedom of speech

The Importance of Trust in the Media

On Friday evening, after I had delivered a TEDx talk in Corsham, I found that I was listening to myself on Radio 4’s Today in Parliament. The programme had decided to summarise recent events in the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into freedom of speech and no platforming in universities – something you may […]

Another Day, Another Inaccuracy

I have just submitted this formal complaint to the BBC about an interview this morning on freedom of speech and no platforming. Basically, the allegation that Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell have been no platformed keeps being broadcast by the BBC. It’s time for this to stop. On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, […]

Section 40 and Leveson 2

The Government has just closed it’s consultation on whether to commence Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, and whether to hold Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry. To the uninitiated, commencement is making sure that the law now applies. It’s not enough for it just to receive Royal Assent, the relevant Government […]

The “Trans Narrative”

Currently there is a letter to Channel 4 and the production company RDF going round, asking RDF to stop filming a series tentatively titled “Transition”. At the same time, I’ve been involved in some behind the scenes discussions with another production company who want to make a programme on the difficulties trans people face in […]

Cry Freedom

Yes, I know I’ve been quiet.  I’ve been busy!  And I figured folk would be getting a bit bored about problems with same-sex marriage.  Life has a habit of pulling you in different directions, and the last three months have been very busy with the company I run.  Despite all that, I was stunned to […]