Freedom of Speech

1. Policy Statement

Decentered Media is committed to upholding the principle of freedom of speech, recognizing it as a cornerstone of a democratic society and a fundamental right under the Human Rights Act 1998. Our policy is informed by and conforms to the standards set by the Free Speech Union, aiming to foster a space for open, respectful, and diverse dialogue.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all content and interactions on our platforms, including, but not limited to, articles, comments, forums, and social media posts.

3. Principles

  • Respect for Free Expression: We believe in the right to express ideas, opinions, and beliefs freely, as long as they do not contravene the law.
  • Diversity of Thought: We encourage a wide range of viewpoints and respect the right to dissent and disagree.
  • Responsibility and Legality: While promoting free speech, we do not tolerate speech that is unlawful, including but not limited to hate speech, libel, slander, and incitement to violence.

4. Moderation and Oversight

  • To ensure a respectful and lawful environment, our platforms are moderated in line with this policy.
  • We reserve the right to remove content that breaches legal stipulations or this policy.
  • Decisions to remove content will be made transparently, and reasons will be provided where appropriate.

5. Complaints and Appeals

  • Users can raise concerns or complaints about content they believe violates this policy.
  • An appeal process is in place for those who wish to contest a moderation decision.

6. Review and Amendments

  • This policy will be reviewed periodically and may be amended to reflect changes in legal standards or organizational practices.
  • Any amendments will be communicated clearly to our users.

7. Contact

For any inquiries or concerns regarding this policy, please contact: