Tag Archives: Free Speech

Advocate Vera Published in the Oslo Times

Young Voices Advocate Vera Kichanova was published by The Oslo Times writing about what the end of RIA Novosti means for Russia’s liberals.

There is no need for Putin to keep those liberals as friends anymore. Many people are mourning RIA Novosti now. As for me, I like clarity. Lots of professional journalists, who are good guys actually, are losing their jobs now – well, I am truly glad for them as they don’t need to use double-thinking anymore. The appointment of Dmitry Kiselyov will make the state propaganda machine not stronger, but weaker. Window dressing is over and the West is going to see the real image of Putin’s Russia at last.

You can find the entire opinion piece here.

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Advocate Tiffany Published in Washington Times Communities

Young Voices Associate Tiffany Madison has been published on Washington Times Communities. In her opinion piece ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ patches allegedly banned from Navy SEAL uniforms, Tiffany writes about how Navy SEAL uniforms may not bear ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ patches in the near future:

Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie claims a senior enlisted advisor has banned “Don’t Tread On Me” uniform patches for active-duty operators. Per Higbie’s Daily Caller column, an email circulated on October 22 advising personnel to wear only an American flag patch on their right shoulder. The correspondence was forwarded to him by multiple active SEALs.

Read the rest here.

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Associate Cathy Reisenwitz Quoted in Wired on Revenge Porn

Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz was quoted in Wired magazine on the free-speech implications of banning revenge porn.

Many of the discussions of revenge porn — including the exchange between Amanda Marcotte and Cathy Reisenwitz in Talking Points Memo – have focused on free speech, forcing us to consider a false dichotomy between speech and gendered harassment.

Many of the discussions force us to consider a false dichotomy between speech and gendered harassment.

A haze of uncertainty surrounds the definition of revenge porn, as Reisenwitz points out. An overbroad definition of revenge porn could net a reporter publishing screencaps of Anthony Weiner’s more infamous tweets. Although we have in our minds the perfect-paradigm case of a sympathetic victim — a nice girl with a penchant for selfies — and an unsympathetic perpetrator — a spurned, vindictive ex-boyfriend with a blatant streak of misogyny — the web of liability becomes nebulous when we think about cases that fall outside this paradigm. (And things get more problematic when we think about websites and website operators beyond the horrifying IsAnybodyUp.com and the entirely unlikable Hunter Moore.)

The entire article can be found here. The referenced article can be found here.

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