LONDON (20 January 2021) A new campaign, led by young people, is standing up for a free and open society.
“A new campaign, Free Speech Champions, led by young people, has been organised to promote healthy discussion and tolerance of different opinions, on campus and beyond. Founded by students and recent graduates from a range of social, cultural, national and ethnic backgrounds, it embraces defences of free speech from across the political spectrum. In a way, we want universities to be ‘safe spaces’, but only in the sense that all individuals should be safe in having their voice heard. It is reassuring that this sentiment is one which students are increasingly getting behind. The tide, finally, seems to be turning in favour of the free exchange of ideas.”