Who’s worried about Germany’s new online speech law?

Warren Fyfe

Media captionLawyer Joachim Steinhoefel is one of the most vocal critics of a new German online speech law In October a new law comes into force in Germany that will impose huge fines on social networks if they don’t delete illegal content including hate speech. It’s touched off a huge debate over freedom of expression [...]

The German schoolboy jailed for writing to the BBC

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright BSTU The East German secret police went to extraordinary lengths to track down people who wrote letters to the BBC during the Cold War. One of those arrested and jailed was a teenager who longed to express himself freely – and paid a high price. It was the last day of the summer [...]

Andy Murray: Tennis women make the same sacrifices as men

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Reuters Andy Murray practised against both boys and girls in his early years, and went on to play with some of the world’s top female tennis players in mixed doubles. He hit the headlines recently for his comments on gender in sport, including once when he corrected a journalist’s casual sexism. Here, he [...]