Robbie Travers took part in this debate for Agora, he argued strongly that the rights to freedom of speech exist as laid out within the framework of legislation. A full statement was made with his Agora Colleagues as below.
“We are very pleased to announce Agora has decided to branch out in terms of media strategy, after a period of consultation and contemplation, it became clear that using different strategies should be an integral part of Agora’s diverse array of content. It became a defining part of this century that the way most people receive their news has significantly shifted, and so has the way we will be bringing you our content. Our articles gain wide readership, from a variety of nations and demographics, but we felt that we could also move into the debate market via live recorded debates. These debates will be released on YouTube, and eventually as free podcasts on iTunes.
It became a defining part of this century that the way most people receive their news has significantly shifted, and so has the way we will be bringing you our content.
It also allows more of a discussion to take place between contributors, it can be more reactionary than an article can be and cast light on more views. However, this will not be the death of articles on Agora, simply a diversification of our content that will hopefully be interesting and tap into a range of topics. We are aiming to release two versions of the debates, a streamlined, edited version that will bring the best of the debate to you in 30 minutes, and a more intensive, but very interesting uncut version that will see our contributors debate for often over an hour on the topic.
Our first debate took place on last Sunday evening, and was chaired by Executive Director Robbie Travers, who put questions to the panel of Sam Marlow Stevens, Tom Owolade, Hemma Jari, Hanya Irfan and Ewan Redpath, the edited version is available for you to listen to.