Tags: Freedom of Expression
Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled.
Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The NSS has called on Belfast City Council to reconsider a ban on "offensive expression" about religious beliefs during council business.
Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The NSS has told a parliamentary committee free speech should be protected "not only as a legal concept" on university campuses.
Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The idea that secularism and human rights will inevitably establish themselves is "deeply complacent and apathetic," a report says.
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Organisers will allow the Christian Union to exhibit at future freshers' fairs at an Oxford college, after an earlier decision to ban it.
Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Ireland is to hold referenda on changing its laws on abortion and blasphemy next year.
Posted: Mon, 14 Aug 2017
Dozens of countries from all corners of the globe retain laws which punish blasphemy and most of them punish the 'crime' severely, according a report from the US government.
Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017
The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities.
Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017
Organisers of a major conference on free thought say it has brought together "the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history".
Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has expressed its support for Richard Dawkins after a radio station cancelled one of his speeches because of his criticisms of Islam.
Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017
The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017
A prominent group of ex-Muslims are facing calls to be banned from future Pride marches in London after a mosque complained about their criticisms of Islam.
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017
An attempt by Labour MP Chris Hipkins to remove anti-blasphemy laws from New Zealand's statute book has failed after National Party and Maori Party MPs voted it down.
Posted: Wed, 10 May 2017
Indonesia, Denmark and New Zealand are facing calls to repeal their blasphemy laws, following the conviction of Jakarta's former governor for blasphemy and an investigation into Stephen Fry.
Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017
The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015.
Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017
A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Many Pakistanis and other Muslims from around the world called for the execution of a secular writer for blasphemy over the weekend, causing #HangAyazNizami to trend on Twitter.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017
University administrations are becoming increasingly "censorious", with 43% of universities censoring speech that might "offend" religious people, according to online magazine Spiked.
Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Members and supporters of the National Secular Society gathered in Portcullis House on Wednesday night to discuss the future of free speech, two years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016
Charles Walker MP has criticised the media for unleashing "a torrent of venom" against Louis Smith, and said the Government was "nowhere to be seen" when it should have been defending free expression.