Europe has been a traditional haven for those fleeing the suppression of dissenting views. This tradition is changing. Increasingly, those in authority are seeing it as their perogative to limit and define both opinion, and the way it is freely expressed. Efforts to control communication through social media for example, though rightly condemned abroad, have been sought with enthusiasm at home. At the Discourse Institute our mission is to spotlight such developments.Read More
Political pressure is successfully restricting press freedom. Transgressing the precepts of political correctness, once a social movement, can result in arrest. Expressing opinions online leads to imprisonment. European legislation is driving further in the direction of subjective offences. The management of free speech crises is a complex multi-disciplinary issue requiring tailored service provision only possible through the Discourse Institute’s unique transnational character.Read More
We are the hub of a service provision network aimed at internationally coordinating the efforts of sympathetic professionals. We primarily assist those whose state prosecution accompanies existing death threats.
The Discourse Institute conducts research, engages in analysis, and drafts policy papers, to increase public and political awareness of the incremental erosion of freedom of speech across the European Union.
Living on a continent whose history has permitted the existence of honest discourse, is an enormous privilege. We are committed to celebrating this, through the organization of a range of fora, debates and events.