Tags: Freedom of Expression
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:42
Student Union officials and university chaplains ordered a sketch 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.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26
The International Humanist and Ethical Union's second annual report on the state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics around the world has found a global "trend towards targeting 'atheists'."
Posted: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:17
The BBC has launched a new consultation asking listeners what they like and dislike about its speech radio output. The NSS is calling on its supporters to again raise the contentious issue of Thought For The Day.
Posted: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:29
The European parliament has voted for a resolution condemning Pakistan's blasphemy laws, saying that they were increasingly being used to "target vulnerable minority groups."
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:44
Lord Pearson of Rannoch is facing a formal complaint from Labour MP Khalid Mahmood, after calling on Muslims to "address the violence in the Qur'an."
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.