What is free speech?
Published on 29 Nov 2019
Free speech has been called the “lifeblood of democracy”. It means we can hold and express opinions and ideas, and criticise people in positions of power.
Should we be allowed to say anything we like, even if it offends others?
Some people think we should. But the right to free expression is not unlimited. This video explains why.
Want to find out more? Read our explainer on free speech.
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