#6 “Free Speech: How Should We Respond to Bigotry?” with Jacques Rousseau & Greg Andrews


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In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Greg Andrews and Jacques Rousseau talk about no-platforming and the Flemming Rose case at UCT; Penny Sparrow; Velaphi Khumalo; legal responses to hateful speech; and how free speech controversies might be used to foster restorative justice.


Jacques Rousseau is the co-author of "Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience – Why We Can’t Trust Our Brains", and a lecturer in critical thinking and business ethics at the University of Cape Town. You can find his writing at Synapses, his podcast at Square Brackets, and you can follow him on Twitter at @JacquesR.

Book: https://amzn.to/2Cs9nT4

Blog: https://synapses.co.za/

Podcast: https://squarebrackets.co.za/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacquesR


Greg Andrews is a qualified Mountain Guide, an experienced counsellor and facilitator, and a skills development trainer. He has spent the last fifteen years working in various roles in NGO’s and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa helping people in crisis, in dealing with the realities of their lives, or in finding new ways to grow and flourish. You can follow him on Twitter at @barefoot_dassie.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barefoot_dassie


This is the final instalment of a 4-part series on free speech that Greg and Jacques did on their podcast, Square Brackets. You can listen to those conversations by clicking on the relevant link below:

Free Speech #1: https://squarebrackets.co.za/free-speech-1-why-do-we-value-it/

Free Speech #2: https://squarebrackets.co.za/free-speech-2-absolute-principles-and-civil-disobedience/

Free Speech #3: https://squarebrackets.co.za/free-speech-3-censorship-steve-hofmeyr-and-the-elections/

Free Speech #4: https://squarebrackets.co.za/free-speech-4-no-platforming-hateful-bigots-and-restorative-justice/


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