Tags: Freedom of Expression

NSS welcomes repeal of Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018

The NSS has welcomed the repeal of a Scottish law which restricted football fans' freedom of expression on religion in an attempt to tackle sectarianism. Read More »

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

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. Read More »

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

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. Read More »

Student U-turn over Christian Union ban at Oxford College

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. Read More »

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

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. Read More »

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

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. Read More »

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

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. Read More »

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of 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. Read More »