28 November 2012

Freedom of Speech, 2012-Style

Over at Foreign Policy, Lee C. Bollinger offers a review of concerns about freedom of speech in 2012; he finds governments and corporations" that have struggled to silence individuals pitted against "ordinary citizens and activists" who insist on speaking their minds. Although there have been numerous crackdowns by said "governments and corporations," people, aided in no small way by technological advances (e.g., smartphones), decline to just hush up, which bodes well, in the long run, for freedom of expression.