Tags: Freedom of Expression

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

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

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'

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

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 »

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

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. Read More »

43% of universities restrict speech that might “offend” religious people

43% of universities restrict speech that might “offend” religious people

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. Read More »