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Iraqi civil society fights new freedom of expression bill

Al-Monitor - ‎6 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's civil associations took action after the Iraqi parliament suddenly announced the inclusion of a draft law on freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration on its July 13 agenda. A leaked revision of the draft had contained ...
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Turkey: Media purge threatens freedom of expression

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
As the sweeping crackdown in Turkey following a failed coup continues, Amnesty International fears that purges are being extended to censor media houses and journalists, including those critical of government policy.
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Ukraine: Car bomb killing of journalist despicable attack on freedom of expression

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
“This attack on a journalist is a heinous crime and the ultimate violation of the freedom to expression. Pavel Sheremet's killing must be thoroughly, impartially and independently investigated and those who are responsible must be brought to justice in ...

Veterans fought for freedom of expression

the fitzhugh - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Furthermore, he's reported her to the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the RCMP and the German Embassy. He is clearly trying to damage this woman simply for the non-violent expression of her views, however controversial. I've defended victims hauled ...
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Hong Kong: Guilty verdicts against student leaders latest blow for freedom of expression

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Hong Kong authorities' prosecution of three pro-democracy student leaders sends a chilling warning for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the city, Amnesty International said today, after Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were ...

'Absence of consensus code behind misuse of freedom of expression' - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Failure of Pemra and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to reach a consensus on the code of conduct for regulating the electronic media was one of the main reasons for unchecked broadcast of material by some private TV channels ...

In Asia, freedom of speech is critical in the fight for human rights

Open Democracy - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Many very serious human rights concerns came to the fore, but the challenge most often mentioned was the shrinking space for civil society, and in particular the need for the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association to counter it.

Cybercrime bill: Call for protection of freedom of expression

The Express Tribune - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
It is the state's responsibility to protect the right to information and freedom of expression of citizens which are being curtailed in the proposed cybercrime bill, the participants said at a roundtable on “Beyond the firewall: freedom of speech in a ...
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Israel 'narrowing the space for freedom of expression' - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Jerusalem - A number of recent laws passed by the Israeli Knesset - including one that criminalises those who encourage soldiers to desert - are infringing on freedom of expression for minority groups, human rights organisations say. Last week, the ...

Local senior wins fight for freedom of expression

St. Catharines Standard - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Mary Stanko felt as though she had been denied freedom of expression. When the St. Catharines senior submitted her spring 2015 newsletter to the local library, which has put her publications on display for distribution for 18 years without issue, she ...

Freedom of expression and problems with bullies, trolls and terrorists

The Nation - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Nothing to do with Scandinavian folklore, an Internet troll is a person who sows discord by posting mendacious, inflammatory and spurious messages with the deliberate intent of provoking extreme emotion, or disrupting normal on-topic discussions, for ...

The Freedom of Expression Contours of Copyright in the Digital Era: A European Perspective

International IP and the Public Interest - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Abstract: This paper analyses the influence of the right to freedom of expression and information on European copyright law in the digital context.

'Freedom of expression being gagged on pretext of national security'

Daily Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar has said that freedom of expression is being “stifled on the pretext of national security”.

Getting banned on Twitter has nothing to do with freedom of speech

Polygon - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The assumption that Twitter should tolerate, enable or defer in its policies to those who claim their conduct is political or protected expression is absurd. A few months ago a colleague was handed a 24-hour ban by Twitter for tweeting to a sitting ...
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Erdogan's about-face on freedom of expression, all in the name of democracy

OpenCanada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The people who are affected by these services should be able to understand how companies are making the decisions to limit their access to information or their freedom of expression, so that they can hold these companies accountable. A coup that steals ...

'Latest blow to freedom of expression': Human rights groups slam Occupy activists' guilty verdicts

Hong Kong Free Press - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Amnesty International has slammed the guilty verdicts handed down to three pro-democracy student activists as the “latest blow for freedom of expression” in Hong Kong. The human rights NGO said that, following the court ruling on Thursday, the ...
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Israeli Art Schools Should Teach Freedom of Expression, Not Censor Nudes of Cabinet Ministers

Haaretz - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Israeli Art Schools Should Teach Freedom of Expression, Not Censor Nudes of Cabinet Ministers. The president of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan must admit her mistake in censoring a student's portrait of Ayelet Shaked, and ...

'The end of the freedom of expression is also the beginning of the end of democracy:' GMF 2016 Opening Speech by ...

Deutsche Welle - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The end of the freedom of expression is also the beginning of the end of democracy. There are simply no more excuses when this point is reached.

Ban urges Turkish authorities to respect freedom of expression

Kuwait News Agency - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
NEW YORK, July 21 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged in a statement late Thursday the Turkish authorities to "fully respect" the freedoms of expression, movement and peaceful assembly; independence of the judiciary and of the legal ...

Does freedom of speech have limits?

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
We regularly hear the right to freedom of speech invoked. It can cover a multitude of rhetorical sins under the mantra 'everyone is entitled to their own opinion'.