Finding one’s own voice in the absence of precedents

After a long period of soul searching that encompassed numerous stumbles, Forti finally appropriated all the influences she encountered throughout her life up to that point and gave birth to a richly layered voice of her own. Continue reading Finding one’s own voice in the absence of precedents

Free Speech in the age of Social Media: Should social media restrict content on their platforms?

The prevailing debate about relatively unregulated online expressions has resurrected the age-old philosophical questions: What is the freedom of expression? What if one’s right to express oneself collides with others’ right to maintain their well-being? Continue reading Free Speech in the age of Social Media: Should social media restrict content on their platforms?

Price of telling the Truth: Galileo Galilei

Today, we live in the age of post-truth politics and journalism where blatant lies are shamelessly told and fake news circulates without being adequately challenged or deterred. Indeed, it is the rightful freedom of expression, however, it raises a critical question: Does one’s freedom of expression that disseminates lies and false information interfere, obstruct and hinder others’ right to know the truth? Continue reading Price of telling the Truth: Galileo Galilei

The Price of Telling the Truth: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Telling the truth may not always be a good thing. In fact, if a newly discovered truth conflicts the status quo or a dominant belief of a time that legitimises a powerful institution, not only is the truth repudiated, often vehemently, but also the one that expresses the truth tends to be ostracised and silenced by the authority, like Galileo Galilei. The following story shows another example Continue reading The Price of Telling the Truth: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis