BREAKING NEWS

Freedom of speech

Showing 30 results for 'Freedom of speech'

Articles (x) Videos (x)

News

More than 1000 attend funeral of slain Jordanian writer

Nahed Hattar was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam. He was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the courthouse on Sunday.

Nahed Hattar was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam. He was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the courthouse on Sunday.

News

Hong Kong protests over booksellers' detentions after Lam Wing-kee accuses China

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

Europe

MEPs scrutinise EU-Turkey migration deal

The EU’s deal to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey For every Syrian migrant sent back, one already in Turkey will be resettled inside the

The EU’s deal to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey For every Syrian migrant sent back, one already in Turkey will be resettled inside the

Europe

Europe Weekly: Brussels still reeling, Ankara not amused

In this edition of Europe weekly, the Belgian capital remains in shock following the Brussels attacks, while migrants and refugees remain the big

In this edition of Europe weekly, the Belgian capital remains in shock following the Brussels attacks, while migrants and refugees remain the big

Europe

EU wades into Erdogan satirical song spat

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the Turkish government against attempting to muzzle the international media.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the Turkish government against attempting to muzzle the international media.

Special_reports

Determined youth of Poland use social media to battle right-wing shift

Since the end of last year, Poland has been ruled by a populist right-wing government trying to get a hold of public media and the Constitutional Court. But student Artur Sierawski has something to sa

Since the end of last year, Poland has been ruled by a populist right-wing government trying to get a hold of public media and the Constitutional Court. But student Artur Sierawski has something to sa

Special_reports

Poland is in a 'constitutional crisis'

We have interviewed one of the leading Polish experts in constitutional law, Marek Chmaj. It took place in his Warsaw-based law office, where he just

We have interviewed one of the leading Polish experts in constitutional law, Marek Chmaj. It took place in his Warsaw-based law office, where he just

Special_reports

Polish public media "a ministry of propaganda"

Maciej Czajkowski was one of the very first senior Polish journalists to be sacked after the recent right-wing shift in Poland. Is the freedom of

Maciej Czajkowski was one of the very first senior Polish journalists to be sacked after the recent right-wing shift in Poland. Is the freedom of

News

US: Joe Biden slams Turkey for 'poor example' of freedom of expression

US Vice President Joe Biden has criticised Turkey for “setting a poor example” in the region concerning freedom of expression. The damning comments

US Vice President Joe Biden has criticised Turkey for “setting a poor example” in the region concerning freedom of expression. The damning comments

Europe

Europe Weekly: Poland under fire over media laws

In this edition of Europe Weekly: Poland is under fire for new media laws that have been described as an attack on the freedom of the press; the

In this edition of Europe Weekly: Poland is under fire for new media laws that have been described as an attack on the freedom of the press; the

News

Russia 'warns Twitter it must store user data locally'

Russia has reportedly warned Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in Russia. A new law that came into effect in September requires internet

Russia has reportedly warned Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in Russia. A new law that came into effect in September requires internet

Europe

Are refugees or civil rights the priority in Turkey?

Turkey’s snap elections come at a critical moment. President Erdogan aims to avoid the hung parliament from the June vote, but polls show no clear

Turkey’s snap elections come at a critical moment. President Erdogan aims to avoid the hung parliament from the June vote, but polls show no clear

News

Istanbul: hundreds protest police raid on opposition media

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul in front of an opposition media company that was raided by police earlier on Wednesday.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul in front of an opposition media company that was raided by police earlier on Wednesday.

News

Turkish police storm opposition Bugun TV during live broadcast

Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul stormed the offices of opposition television station Bugun TV during a live broadcast on Wednesday (October

Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul stormed the offices of opposition television station Bugun TV during a live broadcast on Wednesday (October

News

Outrage in Turkey at take over of media outlets

Hundreds of Turkish government critics and opposition leaders have vowed to keep up a protest outside a Koza Ipek outlet namely Bugun TV in Istanbul

Hundreds of Turkish government critics and opposition leaders have vowed to keep up a protest outside a Koza Ipek outlet namely Bugun TV in Istanbul

News

Turkish police raid media group over 'terrorist financing'

Turkish police have raided companies in Ankara belonging to an independent media group prompting renewed concern about a crackdown on freedom of the

Turkish police have raided companies in Ankara belonging to an independent media group prompting renewed concern about a crackdown on freedom of the

News

Burundi: radio silence leaves room for political violence

The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.

The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.

News

Germany suspends treason investigation into news website

Germany has suspended a treason investigation into the Netzpolitik news website while an expert decides whether articles it published earlier this

Germany has suspended a treason investigation into the Netzpolitik news website while an expert decides whether articles it published earlier this

News

Angolan generals drop charges against journalist Rafael Marques

Defamation charges have been dropped against a journalist who accused seven Angolan army generals of being complicit in human rights abuses. The

Defamation charges have been dropped against a journalist who accused seven Angolan army generals of being complicit in human rights abuses. The

News

Charlie Hebdo, for richer, for poorer?

The coming departure of Charlie Hebdo’s surviving cartoonist Renald Luzier casts a further shadow over the satirical magazine, adding to doubts about

The coming departure of Charlie Hebdo’s surviving cartoonist Renald Luzier casts a further shadow over the satirical magazine, adding to doubts about

News

Charlie Hebdo honoured in New York

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has been honoured with a freedom of expression award at a New York gala. The PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists)

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has been honoured with a freedom of expression award at a New York gala. The PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists)