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Sticks and Stones

Freedom of Speech in Europe and the U.S.

“The First Amendment is rather unique. Free speech is widely protected with very few exceptions,” explains Nani Jansen Reventlow, an international lawyer and passionate human rights advocate, who has litigated crucial freedom of expression cases and runs the Digital Freedom Fund, an organisation that supports court litigation on privacy rights and free speech. According to her, European countries attach more duties and responsibilities to freedom of speech than the United States does.