Tags: Freedom of Expression

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BBC dilutes protections for religious ideas after NSS lobbying

Posted: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

The BBC has watered down some protections for religious ideas but retained a clause placing a premium on depictions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in new editorial guidelines.

The corporation has removed a requirement that content "likely to cause offence"... Read More »

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Event to mark 30th anniversary of fatwa against Salman Rushdie

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019

An event to commemorate the women who defended the right to publish The Satanic Verses is to be held in London next Thursday. Read More »

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Pakistani court upholds blasphemy acquittal in death row case

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Pakistan's top court has upheld its decision to acquit Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges. Read More »

NSS: religious offence-taking must not curtail free speech at BBC

NSS: religious offence-taking must not curtail free speech at BBC

Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2018

The National Secular Society has urged the BBC to treat free expression "as a positive value" as it raised concerns that new guidelines defer excessively to religious sensitivities.

In response to a consultation on the draft guidelines the NSS warned that the... Read More »