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VOLUME 49 NUMBER 01 – SPRING 2020

1 THEY LIKE IT BEST WHEN YOU SAY

NOTHING AT ALL RACHAEL JOLLEY Whether from lack of options or an unwillingness to be inconvenienced, some of our life choices are curtailing our freedoms

COMPLICITY Why and when we choose to censor ourselves and give away our privacy

8 WILLINGLY WATCHED NOELLE MATEER

Chinese people are installing their own video cameras as they believe losing privacy is a price they are willing to pay for enhanced safety

11 THE BIG DEAL JEAN-PAUL MARTHOZ

French journalists past and present have felt pressure to conform to the view of the tribe in their reporting

14 DON’T LET THEM CALL THE TUNE

JEFFREY WASSERSTROM A professor debates the moral questions about speaking at events sponsored by an organisation with links to the Chinese government

17 CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR PRIVACY

NATHALIE ROTHSCHILD Swedes are having microchips inserted under their skin. What does that mean for their privacy?

20 THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH

BEING SCARED KIRSTEN HAN As a journalist from Singapore grows up, her views on those who have self-censored change

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22 HOW TO RUIN A GOOD DINNER

PARTY JEMIMAH STEINFELD We’re told not to discuss sex, politics and religion at the dinner table, but what happens to our free speech when we give in to that rule?

24 SSHH...NO SPEAKING OUT ALISON FLOOD

Historians Tom Holland, Mary Fulbrook, Serhii Plokhy and Daniel Beer discuss the people from the past who were guilty of complicity

28 MAKING FOES OUT OF FRIENDS STEVEN BOROWIEC

North Korea’s grave human rights record is off the negotiation table in talks with South Korea. Why?

31 NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE MARK FRARY

An investigation into how much information and privacy we are giving away on our phones

34 NOT MY TURF JEMIMAH STEINFELD

Helen Lewis argues that vitriol around the trans debate means only extreme voices are being heard

36 STRIPSEARCH MARTIN ROWSON

You’ve just signed away your freedom to dream in private

38 DRIVEN TOWARDS THE EXIT VICTORIA PAVLOVA

As Bulgarian media is bought up by those with ties to the government, journalists are being forced out of the industry

41 SHADOWING THE GOLDEN AGE OF

SOVIET CENSORSHIP AK WELSAPAR The Turkmen author discusses those who got in bed with the old regime, and what’s happening now

44 SILENT MAJORITY STEFANO POZZEBON

A culture of fear has taken over Venezuela, where people are facing prison for being critical

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