free speech

The cost of free speech

“At some point people who care about free speech will realise that free speech has to be funded, otherwise it’s not free.”

Paul Lashmar, quoted in a BBC news article

WikiLeaks, for those of you who don’t already know, is a website which publishes anonymous whistleblowing documents. It has had to stop operating, temporarily at least, because of a lack of money. It costs money to retain complete freedom from editorial control, a sentiment beautifully summed up above.

BNP on Question Time

A friend of mine who I met on a UBM team over the summer holiday has just started a blog, and has put up some interesting thoughts about the BNP and the recent Question Time debate with Nick Griffin. As a free speech advocate, the BNP always produce a discussion which interests me greatly, and this one is no different. If you’re interested, the below links are to his blog.

BNP on Question Time – written before Question Time was broadcast

Did Nazi Nick win Question Time? – written after the broadcast