Podcast Ep. 41: Stephen Fry on safe spaces, Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment & free speech in Germany

RD E41, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Stephen Fry, Dilma Rousseff

British actor Stephen Fry’s controversial opinion on university censorship, the prospective impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, and a German comedian being prosecuted for insulting a foreign official are the topics three for this week.

To begin we look at Fry, who has been rebuked for his attack on the “self-pity” felt by victims of molestation who want to impose trigger warnings on university life.

We then turn to Rousseff, who has been embroiled in a nationwide corruption scandal alongside many of her political peers, and could now face impeachment under a recent vote.

Lastly we look at the case of Jan Boehmermann, a German comedian who read out an obscene poem attacking Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, and now faces prosecution under an aged law.

Image Credit – Recep Tayyip Erdogan, June 2014 by Global Panorama; Stephen Fry, June 2011 by Marco Raaphorst; Dilma Rousseff, January 2011

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