Rowan Atkinson on free speech

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In 2012, British comedian Rowan Atkinson held a 9-minute speech on the importance of free speech as part of an ultimately successful campaign to amend section 5 of the UK Public Order Act 1986, which meant that expressing an insult would no longer be considered an offence.

This speech has gained in significance since 2020, when governments and media colluded to restrict free speech by removing content and cancelling voices that did not agree with the mainstream views and messages on Covid prescribed by public health organisations and governments.

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  • Jörg Probst

    Jörg Probst is a Sydney-based Swiss-born polyglot Australian researcher and commentator with a passion for promoting critical and independent thinking. He studied philosophy, psychology and law, practised as a lawyer and now works as a legal researcher.

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