Tags: Freedom of Expression
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.
Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:11
Greater Manchester Police have awarded a Christian street preacher £13,000 in compensation after he was put in a cell, without food and water for 19 hours, for preaching against homosexuality.
Posted: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:25
The BBC has controversially dropped a debate on homosexuality from a live panel discussion show because of objections from Birmingham Central Mosque in which the programme was being filmed.
Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:19
French Islamists are suing the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for blasphemy after it published a front cover carrying the slogan "The Koran is crap, it doesn't stop bullets".
Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:48
Channel 4 has responded to criticism of its censorship of the Jesus & Mo cartoon by saying it did not want to cause offence to its audience.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:25
The National Secular Society has written to the editor of Channel 4 News to express concern over a decision to censor a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Mohammad during its broadcast on Tuesday 28 January.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:24
Students from the University of Plymouth's Islamic Society failed in their efforts to get a speaker from the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam banned this week. They wanted his talk cancelled because he failed to condemn Maajid Nawaz's tweeting of the Jesus and Mo cartoon.
Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:24
Newtownabbey Borough Council in Northern Ireland has overturned its ban on a play that spoofs the Bible.
Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:32
The Christian Legal Centre and the Core Issues Trust are claiming that a Court of Appeal decision today over the banning of an advertisement on London buses is "an important victory" – even though the ban remains in place for the time being.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:45
Government ministers have abandoned plans to replace anti-social behaviour orders with injunctions to prevent "nuisance and annoyance".
Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:03
A petition has been set up in support of Maajid Nawaz, the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, who posted an innocuous 'Jesus and Mo' cartoon on his Twitter timeline
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:56
The House of Lords has voted down a government proposal to hand police new powers to clamp down on "annoying" behaviour.
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:02
The London School of Economics (LSE) has apologised to two students who were forced to cover up t-shirts featuring pictures from the satirical comic strip Jesus and Mo.
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:51
A report, published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), has found that the non-religious are discriminated against, or outright persecuted, in most countries of the world. In 12 countries, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:31
A free speech reform backed by The National Secular Society will come into effect on 1 February next year.
Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:04
The National Secular Society has joined together with religious groups and civil liberties campaigners to launch a new campaign to challenge Government proposals to outlaw "annoying" behaviour.