Comedian Jan Boehmermann, who performed a satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared at the German Television Awards in January in Duesseldorf, Germany. Mathis Wienand/Getty Images hide caption

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At Calif. Campuses, A Test For Free Speech, Privacy And Cybersecurity

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Ren Zhiqiang, a Chinese real estate tycoon, attends a conference in Beijing last November. Ren, 54, is locked in a battle with the government over the question of free speech. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images hide caption

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In Social Media Battle, Real Estate Mogul Takes On Chinese Government

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New York police officers stand outside an Apple Store on Tuesday while monitoring a pro-encryption demonstration. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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In Fighting FBI, Apple Says Free Speech Rights Mean No Forced Coding

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Sedition Charge Divides India As Protests Continue

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Protests Widen As India Debates When Speech Is Sedition

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Visitors look at Ai Weiwei's "Trace" installation — part of the @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz series — last year on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chakrabati, cries at her house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday after her secular activist husband was hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists. A.M. Ahad/AP hide caption

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Justices Give Officials More Say On Cars' Plates, Less On Roadside Signs

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The indictment against 24-year-old Palestinian Ayman Mahareeq says comments he posted on Facebook illegally insulted the West Bank police force and the Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or Worse

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A statue of the scales of justice stands above the Old Bailey, the courthouse where many high-profile libel cases are tried, in London. The U.K. is a popular place for libel cases to be filed because of laws that make it difficult for journalists or the media to prevail. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

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Two teams face off over the motion, "Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity On Campus," at the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Chris Zarconi/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

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Remembering Al Bendich, Fierce Defender Of Free Speech

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