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Was 2012 The Year It All Went Wrong For Free Speech?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Was 2012 the year it became too risky to post a risqué joke on Twitter? It was the year of the mob rule on social networking, when trolls attacke...

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Nick Harkaway | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK
Nick Harkaway

With true free speech has to come an understanding of when and when not to use it. But you can't legislate that. It must be voluntary - especially in a world where a whisper can reach a million people in an eyeblink.

Proud and Prejudiced: The Jihadist and the Hooligan

Marc Hawker | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Marc Hawker

I've just fallen in love with England again. I never thought it would happen, but after filming two dangerous and notorious men from Luton over the past year, I'm glad I live here. The two men are Tommy Robinson - the founder and leader of the English Defence League - and Sayful Islam - leader of a group of fundamentalist Muslims. Both are Luton born and bred. Tommy is the manager of a local tanning shop; Sayful was a tax inspector before he gave it up to bring Islam to the streets of Britain.