Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs


Social Media, Free Speech and the Law

Wednesday 6 February 2013 13:00 to 14:00 GMT


Chatham House, London


Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service, UK
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House 

Type: Members Events

Access to social media is ubiquitous and instantaneous, and communications intended for a few may reach millions. Against this backdrop the speaker will argue that the right to free speech must be balanced with the need to prosecute serious wrongdoing. 

He will discuss how the UK Crown Prosecution Service is approaching this task, when many of the laws protecting it were written at and for a time before much of the technology existed.

For more information please contact the Members Events Team

Social Media, Free Speech and the Law – Keir Starmer, DPP, CPS

Additional File(s):

Additional Q&A File(s):


Audio (MP3) Social Media, Free Speech and the Law – Keir Starmer (Click to download)

Click on the play icon to start playing the audio.

Filesize: 18.01 MB, Length: 26:09

Moore Wilson Digital Agency London