Laura Hilly (OxHRH Postdoctoral Fellow and Deputy Director and collaborating partner with the HRFG) has just had a piece published in The Guardian entitled 'Revenge porn does not only try to shame women – it tries to silence them too'.

Co-written with Kira Allmann (DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford in the Faculty of Oriental Studies) the article discusses how recent moves made by major tech companies (such as Google, Twitter and Reddit) to stand against the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, otherwise known as “revenge porn”, suggests a growing awareness that 'freedom to publish' is not necessarily appropriate. The article recognises that regulation presents many other questions surrounding democratic freedom but asks if we now need to regulate on-line behaviour as we would any other.

Kira and Laura are the producers of RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub, which released an episode ‘Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law’ in May 2015. It’s available for subscription and download from iTunesU.