Free Speech Union UK founder, Toby Young, to tour New Zealand with local Free Speech Union


4 June 2024

Free Speech Union UK founder, Toby Young, to tour New Zealand with local Free Speech Union 

The Free Speech Union is proud to bring Toby Young, founder and director of the Free Speech Union UK and associate editor of The Spectator to New Zealand this month, says Nathan Seiuli, the Free Speech Union’s Events and Outreach Manager. 

“Described as ‘one of Britain’s most controversial broadcasters and journalists’, Toby is a passionate, leading advocate for free speech internationally.

“Toby’s tour with us is an opportunity for Free Speech Union supporters to learn more about international free speech issues and the work of other Free Speech Unions around the world.

“Toby’s tour is timely for New Zealand after the recent free speech victory of the Department of Internal Affairs abandoning the proposed online content regulator. With Scotland recently introducing “hate” speech laws and Canada introducing online speech laws, Toby is well placed to comment on the state of free speech internationally, and the position New Zealand would be in if the proposed “hate” speech laws and online censorship proposals had come into play.

“As a journalist, political commentator, frequent TV and radio guest, and author, Toby brings expertise in education, media, and contemporary politics. His tour is from 14-27 June and takes place during the UK’s lead-up to their general election. 

“We will host multiple public events with Toby, across Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington and Queenstown.

“We look forward to Toby’s visit contributing to our advocacy for the vital necessity for free speech in our country.” 


Note to editor: Find our public events here  

Read more about FSU UK here and Toby Young here 

For media enquiries on Toby’s visit contact Nadia Braddon-Parsons [email protected]

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