Arthur Asseraf

is an Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, and a historian whose interests include colonial Algeria.


Algerian men reading newspapers

Claiming free speech as a “Republican”, “French” or “western” value by conjuring a mythical pantheon of canonical Enlightenment figures will not help us build more inclusive societies. So says Arthur Asseraf, in reconsidering France’s track record as a beacon of press freedom.