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Constraints on freedom of expression shackle progress

New Straits Times Online - ‎May 4, 2016‎
HUMAN rights, democratic societies and sustainable development depend on the free flow of information. The right to information depends on press freedom. Each year, we observe World Press Freedom Day to emphasise these fundamental principles, ...
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Freedom of Speech in a Shocking and Steep Decline Worldwide

teleSUR English - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Indeed freedom of expression has registered a concerning decline globally and as of 2015, it hit its lowest point in 12 years, various human rights organizations agreed, including Article 19 whose experts told teleSUR that in Latin America, Mexico ...

Media workers lament decline in freedom of expression in Thailand

The Nation - ‎May 4, 2016‎
ONCE a regional hub of journalism, Thailand has seen the worst decline in the freedom of expression among Asean countries, a media-watchdog campaigner said yesterday.
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No compromise on freedom of expression

The Daily Star - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Media experts, journalists and human rights activists have called upon the government not to put restrictions on newsmen and social media users in the name of laws for ensuring freedom of expression in Bangladesh. They have also urged the new media ...

8 films featuring journalists' fight for freedom of expression

Deutsche Welle - ‎May 3, 2016‎
See how in eight movies featuring true stories about breaking investigative reporting and the dangers these journalists have faced in exercising their right to the freedom of expression - the right that Reporters Without Borders calls "the world's most ...
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PPF fears media 'taming' can undermine freedom of expression

Daily Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
KARACHI: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has showed concern over “worrying new policies and practices” that can seriously compromise the freedom of expression and safety of media in the country. According to a report issued by PPF on the eve of World ...

The deviation from freedom of expression

On Line opinion - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The activist culture on university campuses has chalked up a growing number of denunciations of figures who allegdly deal in hate speech. Germaine Greer has been excoriated by those incensed with her recent transphobic remarks. The gay and civil rights ...
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US urges Egypt to uphold freedom of expression after Press Syndicate stormed

Daily News Egypt - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The US State Department issued a statement on Monday urging Egyptian the leadership to “uphold the people's basic rights to freedom of expression”. In a press briefing in Washington DC, state department spokesperson John Kirby stated that the US ...

Freedom of expression dinged on campaign trail, campus

The Desert Sun - ‎May 3, 2016‎
I'm not a big fan of Donald Trump. I think he's unsuitable for president for a number of reasons that I won't go into here.

Angola: Zaire - Media Promotes Lecture On Freedom of Expression

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Mbanza Kongo - The provincial department of Social Communication in Zaire is promoting this Tuesday in Mbanza Congo, a lecture themed "Guarantees and limits of the freedom of expression", under the celebrations of May 3, World Freedom of Press Day.
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Odd cases, good law

The Economist (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“The government acted upon a constitutionally harmful policy”, Justice Breyer announced, “whether Mr Heffernan did or did not in fact engage in political activity.

'Fall of Dhaka was a result of curbs on freedom of expression'

The News International - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The fall of Dhaka was the biggest loss that Pakistan had to bear due to a ban on the freedom of expression, and the irony is that the authorities didn't learn any lesson from this tragedy in the context of letting people what is their right to know ...
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Palestinian PM: Freedom of expression is grounds for arrest under Israeli pretext of incitement

Palestine News Network - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Today marks World Press Freedom Day, but many Palestinian journalists languish in Israeli jails, according to Jamal Dajani, Director of Strategic Communications and Media at the Prime Minister's Office.

Cyprus government vows to safeguard freedom of expression

Famagusta Gazette - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Unfortunately, he added, even today, in 2016, freedom of the press and freedom of expression are being targeted and blatantly violated.

Freedom of Expression and Religious Tolerance Under Fire in Germany

Human Rights First (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
These issues are all inter-connected, and now, into this complicated tangle, another important issue is coming to the foreground: freedom of expression. Germany's xenophobic far-right AfD party, which performed well in last month's regional elections ...

Audiologist launches Charter challenge for right to be called doctor

National Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Brenda Berge says her right to freedom of expression is being violated by provincial law that bars her from putting “Dr.” before her name, while naturopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists, among others, can legally use the title.
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Ban on 'Maalik' is violating freedom of expression: Azeem

The Express Tribune - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The only reason why he intervened in this whole issue was because it had become a matter of basic constitutional rights - freedom of expression. “If I wanted attention, I would never have disappeared 22 years ago after Dhuaan. My problem is basically ...
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'Freedom of expression does not include war talk'

Eyewitness News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
'Freedom of expression does not include war talk'. The police & state security ministers have responded to Julius Malema's threat to take up arms against govt.

IG terms gangsters' offensive FB posts freedom of speech

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Fazilka: The Facebook account of gangster Jai Pal Singh Ferozepur, who had claimed that he killed gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh Rocky in a post on Sunday, seemed to have been deleted.

Egypt: EU concerned at state of freedom of expression

ENPI Info Centre - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The EU described the raid by the Egyptian security forces on the Egyptian Press Syndicate's building on Sunday 1 May as “a worrying development” which “continues a trend of restricting space for civil society and the freedom of expression, as ...
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