How censorship crosses borders with Jacob Mchangama

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On this episode of So to Speak, we chat with lawyer and free speech activist Jacob Mchangama. He is the founder and CEO of the Danish think tank Justitia, a visiting fellow at FIRE, and host of Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech.

Mchangama is also the author of the lead essay for the Cato Institute’s June Cato Unbound online debate on the topic of “how censorship crosses borders.”

Our conversation focuses on the origins of Mchangama’s interest in free speech issues, the 2005 Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, the history of free speech, and the critiques of his Cato Unbound essay.

Show notes:

Mchangama’s podcast, Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech

June Cato Unbound debate, “Free speech in international perspective

Mchangama’s essays for Cato

So to Speak episode with Flemming Rose, who commissioned the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons

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