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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.

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Speaking your mind in a democracy

July 24th, 2014

Episode 23 of 452 episodes

What can and what can’t you say in a democracy? This question has been raised a fair bit lately... in our society, in our political discussions. Freedom of speech is a central pillar of democracy. But all societies impose restrictions on what can be said, be it through the courts or civil bodies. But do these limits curb our democratic rights?

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