About

Jacob Mchangama has written and commented extensively on free speech and human rights in international media outlets including the Economist, Washington Post, BBC, CBS News, NPR, CNN, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, Politico as well as academic and peer-reviewed journals. He is the producer and narrator of the podcast “Clear and Present” Danger: A History of Free Speech and the critically acclaimed book “Free Speech: A History From Socrates to Social Media” published by Basic Books in 2022.

Jacob is an experienced public speaker and has given talks and participated in debates at numerous high-level conferences and fora including the Doha Forum, OSCE, European Parliament, Chatham House, Columbia University, NYU, Stanford, Syracuse University, The British Library, The Bilderberg Meeting, RightsCon, Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, Brookings Institution, Web Summit, Oslo Freedom Forum and MozFest, and frequently appears on TV and Radio. Book Jacob if you want a thought-provoking and original take on where free speech comes from, what it means, whether free speech should protect blasphemy, hate speech, fake news and internet trolls and if and how social media platforms should be regulated.

Jacob Mchangama, Executive Director, Justitia