BBC = FoE x 2

Press for Freedom logo via the BBC websiteBBC = FoE, where BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation, FoE = Freedom of Expression, and x 2 = times two; because the BBC have two major freedom of expression events going on at the moment. First, Roy Greenslade (website | blog) is currently present an excellent four part radio series, Press for Freedom (article | news report | podcast) on the struggle for media freedom worldwide. It’s superb!

Second, as part of its celebrations for 75 years of the World Service, the free to speak initiative is an exciting blend of archives, radio, and interactivity (they encourage participation, especially via their blog: world have your say). In particular, today’s big link up, though a bit gimmicky, was a spectacular affirmation of the importance of radio (my favourite electronic medium) to and in the global conversation about and protection of freedom of expression. Wonderful stuff!

Do the sums. Follow the links.