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

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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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