Timothy Garton Ash

Professor of European Studies
Oxford University

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, where he leads the 13 languagefreespeechdebate.com project, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His latest book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. He contributes regularly to the Guardian, the New York Review of Books and other publications. He is the recipient of this year’s International Charlemagne Prize.


Are we losing the media we need for democracy?


A classic argument for free speech, and specifically for a free press, is that we need it to govern ourselves well. We need it for democracy. The internet offers what can loosely be called a democratisation of communication, since so many more citizens can individually speak to others. However, both its technological affordances and its […]

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