In the third episode of a special series on the right to protest, we discuss the monarchy and limits on our freedom to speak out against them, looking at two very different contexts: the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.
Jo Glanville speaks to Laura Clancy, lecturer in media at Lancaster University and author of Running the Family Firm, about the changing role of the monarchy in the UK. They discuss the arrests that took place following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last year and the chilling effect the police response has had on freedom of expression.
Nicola Kelly talks to Lina al-Hathloul, sister to prominent Saudi activist Loujain, who faced a number of horrific human rights abuses for speaking out against the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. She paints a bleak picture of life under an absolute monarchy, where questioning the status quo can result in imprisonment and even death.
Presented and produced by Jo Glanville and Nicola Kelly at Bison Studios, London. Hosted by Jo Glanville and Nicola Kelly
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