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Ontario MPPs vote to support freedom of religion and expression

Toronto - The purely symbolic motion was introduced to show Ontario will never go the way of Quebec and ban the wearing of religious symbols by government employees.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

New law stifles free expression in the Gambia

Banjul - Critics are claiming an amendment to a Gambian Internet law will stifle free expression in the tiny West African dictatorship.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Author investigated for calling Portuguese President ‘a clown'

Lisbon - Portugal's Attorney General has opened an investigation after celebrated author, Miguel Sousa Tavares, called Portugal’s head of state, President Silva, a clown in an interview. The author’s remarks could see him facing a three year jail term.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Journalist's March 5 Court of Appeal case: an update

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's record on human rights and freedom of expression is being freshly displayed as on March 5 a court began hearing an appeal of a journalist's conviction for “instigating an insurrection” regarding a land conflict in a Cambodian village.
In the Media by Robert G Cope - 8 comments

Reporters sans Frontières launch censored content website

Under the banner ‘We fight censorship’ journalists’ campaigning organisation Reporters sans Frontières last week launched a website which will carry content that has been censored, banned or which has given rise to reprisals against its author.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Free Speech: Devout Christian wins Facebook post ruling in court

A devout Christian who expressed opposition to legalising gay marriage on his Facebook page has won a court case brought for breach of contract against his employers after losing his post as a housing manager and being forced to take a 40% pay cut.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Man arrested after posting of burning poppy online

Kent Police arrested a man last night after an image of a burning poppy was posted on a social media site. In a press release, Kent Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of "malicious telecommunications".
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 16 comments

Free Speech in UK: Rowan Atkinson and the right to insult people

British actor and comedian, Rowan Atkinson has given his full support to a newly launched campaign aimed at reforming the UK’s controversial insults law. The campaign relates to Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 14 comments

Op-Ed: 'Be braver' says Salman Rushdie

Paris - Today, "Charlie Hebdo" published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Its website is unavailable and riot police have been deployed. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and it is under attack.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 14 comments

Review: Innocence of Muslims Special

Imagine an alternative universe, one which has the diametric opposite of the Oscars. In that universe, the makers of the "Innocence of Muslims" would steal the show and walk away with all the awards.
Digital Journal Report by Steve Hayes - 6 comments
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