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EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

Posted: Tue, 20 May 2014 13:44

The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline.

EU Commissioner says blasphemy laws are undesirable in the EU, but it’s up to individual states to decide whether they implement them

EU Commissioner says blasphemy laws are undesirable in the EU, but it’s up to individual states to decide whether they implement them

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:37

The EU Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Vivianne Reding, has said that blasphemy laws and other such restrictions are not acceptable and pose a threat to free speech.

Victory for free speech as Government accepts reform of section 5

Victory for free speech as Government accepts reform of section 5

Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:39

In a major victory for freedom of expression, Home Secretary Theresa May has bowed to the inevitable and agreed to accept a House of Lords amendment removing the word "insulting " from Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1988.

Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:26

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is calling for Tom Holland's Channel 4 documentary Islam: The Untold Story to have a repeat showing, after the broadcaster cancelled it following threats and menaces from Islamists.