The Rectorate of NOVA receives on April 19, at 12.00 pm, the portuguese comedian Ricardo Araújo Pereira and journalist Mick Hume for a session regarding freedom of speech. At the session "Direito a Ofender - a Liberdade de Expressão e o Politicamente Correto" (Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?), Ricardo Araújo Pereira and Mick Hume will debate the questions "Is fear limiting the freedom of speech? And, if so, is it legitimate to do it?". The session will have the journalist João Paulo Sacadura in the role of moderator.
Direito a Ofender - a Liberdade de Expressão e o Politicamente Correto (Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?)
The cold-blooded murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in January 2015 brought a deadly focus to the issue of free speech. Leaders of the free-thinking world united in condemning the killings, proclaiming ‘Je suis Charlie’. But it wasn’t long before many commentators were arguing that the massacre showed the need to apply limits to free speech and to restrict the right to be offensive.
In this blistering polemic, veteran journalist Mick Hume presents an uncompromising defence of freedom of expression, which he argues is threatened in the West
Mick Hume (1959) is a bristish journalist and writer. Is the editor of Spiked magazine and had a weekly column in The Times newspaper for ten years. In the last years he has been standing out as a advocate for the freedom of speech and press, writing about this topic for several publications, namely The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and Sun.
Ricardo Araújo Pereira was born in Lisbon in 1974. With a bachelor in Communication Sciences from Universidade Católica, he started his career as a journalist at newspaper "Jornal de Letras". He is a screenplay writer since 1998. In 2003, along Miguel Góis, Zé Diogo Quintela and Tiago Dores, he formed the humouristic group Gato Fedorento. He writes on a weekly basis to "Visão" Magazine (Portugal) and newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" (Brazil) and is one of the elements of the radio/tv show "Governo Sombra". He is the member number 12049 of portuguese football sport's team Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
João Paulo Sacadura has established a career path in radio, press and tv. He has a deep knowledge of the portuguese cultural panorama in general, and of literature in particular. He studied Civil Engeenering, but was seduced by communication even before finishing his degree and by that time he joined Rádio Renascença. He was cultural writer for RFM and from that moment he dedicated himself to cultural journalism and to wrtiting.