Tags: Freedom of Expression
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2015 12:55
The National Secular Society has expressed concern at the Government's new proposals to challenge extremism and radicalisation.
NSS joins calls for Government to recognise global discrimination against atheists- as third Bangladeshi blogger is hacked to death
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:44
The National Secular Society is calling on the Government to do more to tackle global discrimination against non-believers, secularists and humanists- after a third Bangladeshi secular blogger was murdered.
Bath Student Union says decision to cut Jesus and Mohammed sketch was “in line with normal practice”
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 13:03
Bath Student Union has defended their decision to cut 'blasphemous' material from a student group's comedy show, saying that it is "normal practice" for Student Union officers to edit scripts.
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2015 11:39
A Muslim youth organisation has complained that a debate they had arranged with ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson was prevented from taking place by South Yorkshire Police and the Rotherham Borough Council.
Free speech campaigners concerned by Ed Miliband’s vow to ban ‘Islamophobia’- without defining what it means
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:26
The National Secular Society and other advocates for freedom of expression have expressed alarm after Labour leader Ed Miliband set out his intention to 'outlaw' Islamophobia.
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:42
Student Union officials and university chaplains ordered a line featuring Mohammed cut from a student comedy show, because it caused "great offence."
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:45
Queen's University Belfast has cancelled an event on the fallout from the attack on Charlie Hebdo, citing fears over the university's "reputation" and "security" if the talk went ahead.
Posted: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:12
The National Secular Society has awarded Charlie Hebdo the annual Secularist of the Year prize, for its courageous response to the terror attack on its Paris office.
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:21
Jordan has introduced an emergency item to the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, calling for a ban on insulting religion or religious symbols.
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:28
Street preacher Michael Overd has been found guilty of using "threatening" or "abusive" words after making homophobic remarks during a sermon delivered in Taunton High Street.
“Be Careful With Mohammed”: Muslim Action Forum launches “legal strategy” to stop publication of insults to Mohammed
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:50
Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57
The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence.
Posted: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:06
10% of UK Muslims aged 18-34 agreed with the statement that "organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed deserve to be attacked".
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:34
Reporters Without Borders is asking French religious leaders to sign a statement declaring that "everyone is free to express criticism… of any system of political, philosophical or religious thought."
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:04
New guidance on freedom of expression has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:38
An Anglican vicar has described the French satirical, anti-racist magazine Charlie Hebdo as a "nihilistic little rag" and compared their cartoons to the anti-Semitic publications of Nazi Germany.
Posted: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:13
Gérard Biard, editor of Charlie Hebdo, has spoken out on the virtues of a free press and on the importance of satirising religion.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:50
Caroline Fourest, former writer for Charlie Hebdo, was cut off during a live interview with Sky News as she held up a copy of the Charlie Hebdo magazine front cover.
Posted: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:20
The Egyptian Grand Muftihas criticised Charlie Hebdo's decision to print a new cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed and warned of a "new wave of hatred."
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:38
The National Secular Society is calling on the Government to compel the BBC to remove a restriction on any depiction of the prophet Mohammed.