Donald Trump’s attack on the media as ‘the enemy of the people’ is one disturbing aspect of the US President’s leadership. Justin Gleeson, lawyer and Solicitor-General of Australia until his recent showdown with George Brandis, believes we should be worried by current events overseas, and how they relate to freedom of speech at home and globally. Justin delivers a lecture about the threats to freedom of expression, which lie primarily in governments and big business using power, surveillance and the law to silence legitimate criticism.