Culture Clash Over Free Speech

Guest Host:

Steve Roberts
Culture Clash Over Free Speech

Protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad have sparked discussions about free speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss clashing cultural norms and efforts to define and regulate hate speech across the globe.

Protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad have sparked discussions about free speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss clashing cultural norms and efforts to define and regulate hate speech across the globe.

Guests

Zeynep Tufekci

assistant professor of the School of Information at the University of North Carolina and visiting scholar at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School.

Salman Rushdie

Booker Prize-winning author of 11 novels, including "Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses." His memoir is titled, "Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie."

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya News Channel.

Rebecca MacKinnon

senior fellow at New America Foundation. Her work focuses on the intersection of the Internet, human rights and foreign policy.

Audio Excerpt: "Joseph Anton" by Salman Rushdie

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