High school students ponder `What’s the point of free speech’ at Integrity 20

Jesse O’Keefe

Today schools from around Australia came to Brisbane for the beginning of Griffith University’s three-day Integrity 20 conference, to explore topics of importance to society.

Integrity 20’s student day comprised of musical performances, condensed lightning talks,  and break-out sessions that expanded further into topics such as Will China Rule the World, Investigating the Criminal Underworld, The Case for Environmental Optimism, and What’s the Point of Free Speech?

The chief executive of the global freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship, Jodie Ginsberg, provided an engaging workshop requiring students to interact and explore the ramifications of censorship.

The presentation relied on students to provide the topics of discussion, such as social media interaction, and debating how other individual or group views impact freedom of speech in society.

Two Year Eleven students, from Stuartholme School in Brisbane, Alice Cook and Paris Georghiou, shared their experience with The Source News reporter Jesse O’Keefe, which you can hear on the attached podcast.


photo of Jodie Ginsberg by Kasun Ubayasiri

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