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Charlie is a young news reporter and free speech campaigner who writes for The Times. He has covered everything from viral cat videos to North Korean nuclear threats but is particularly interested in digital communication and the policing of the internet. Charlie graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Politics and Philosophy. He spent most of his time at university campaigning for civil liberties as the founder and president of the Free Speech Society (aka Speakeasy). Since graduating, he has produced political debates for the annual Battle of Ideas festival and worked with the Open Rights Group, a digital rights organisation, to investigate internet censorship in the UK. As well as this, he was part of the #FreeThePress campaign against the government's Data Protection Bill. Charlie also regularly attends policy discussions and lectures as a member of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.