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When free speech and freedom kill

Acclaimed Indigenous writer Melissa Lucashenko delivered PEN’s Free Voices address on The Day of The Imprisoned Writer in November, 2018, in the Green Theatre, at the University of Technology, Sydney.

"I'll begin by confessing that I’m not a huge fan of keynotes. I have a bit of paper directly in front of where I sit in my study in Mullumbimby and written on that piece of paper in large capitals is two things – No More Travel is the first. And the second is No More Keynotes.

So, I’m just going to tell you a few brief stories about Freedom, and Free Speech in liberal Western democracies in 2018.

Watch and listen to her full speech here.



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