Episode 2: Freedom of Speech

In the second episode of Radio Scissors, Ali Herischi speaks about the basics of freedom of expression and freedom of speech from a conceptual and legal perspective, primarily based upon the constitution of the United States. Further, he addresses the constitutional and legal status of freedom of speech in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the ways in which conceptual and legal limitations surrounding this citizen right emerge.

Ali Herischi
Ali Herischi is the Principal at the law firm of Herischi & Associates. He practices in various areas of law, and frequently appears on international news channels such as BBC, CNN, and VOA as an analyst of Iranian affairs, with a focus on economic sanctions and civil liberties.


  • English
  • Farsi
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