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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Speaking your mind in a democracy

July 24th, 2014

Episode 23 of 511 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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