“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.
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