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Twitter under fire in France after suspending account of harassed teen
Twitter admitted an "error" after it suspended Mila's account on Sunday. The teenager faces constant harassment since she posted an anti-Islam video last year.
Why a rapper’s arrest has led to carnage on the streets of Barcelona
For more than a week protests have raged over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasél, whose sentence has ignited a heated debate over freedom of expression in Spain.
Pablo Hasél: Spain sees 4th night of riots as government shows strain
Cracks in the Spanish government have begun to show over the Pablo Hasél case and the handling of the street violence his arrest has stirred up.
Oversight Board overturns four Facebook decisions to remove content
The independent panel also issued nine policy recommendations to the company in its first review of Facebook's content moderation.
YouTube removes video of Austrian MP over 'COVID-19 misinformation'
Herbert Kickl claimed that children would play "not the slightest role" in spreading the virus.
Donald Trump's Twitter ban is 'problematic,' says Angela Merkel
Merkel's spokesman said social media platforms "bear great responsibility" for stopping disinformation and incitement of violence but that freedom of opinion was also of "elementary significance".
Samuel Paty: A murder showing the cracks in European society
The murder of school teacher, Samuel Paty, at the hands of an Islamist terrorist shocked France. But the repercussions of this crime and how it reflects European society have opened wounds that no one knows how to heal.
Spain divides opinion with strategy to combat online disinformation
But media organisations and opposition political parties say the strategy could violate freedom of expression.
Islamophobia or satire? Plantu on France's caricature controversy
Satirical cartoons have a long and colourful tradition in France that dates back to the Middle Ages, but in recent years they have inspired controversy – and horrific acts of violence such as the attacks against Charlie Hebdo in 2015. Nevertheless, cartoonist Jean Plantu says debate will win.
Turkish law tightening rules on social media comes into effect
Critics say the restrictions are a part of a government crackdown on freedom of expression.
‘Down with Satire!’ How our right to freedom of expression is being eroded ǀ View
Freedom of expression - through satire, cartoons and so on - is being eroded by self-censorship. Despite it being a fundamental cornerstone of European culture, we are becoming afraid to be irreverent.
Spanish rapper's extradition verdict delayed amid constitutional query
A court in Belgium has postponed issuing a ruling on the extradition of the Spanish rapper Valtonyc
France debates blasphemy after teen posts viral anti-Islam video
A 16-year old high school student posted an anti-Islam video on Instagram, sparking death threats and a national controversy on the right to blasphemy.
'Welcome back, Turkey': Court orders Ankara to lift its Wikipedia ban
Ankara banned Wikipedia in April 2017 over entries that stated that the country had sponsored terrorist organisations.
Belgian courts to rule on Spanish rapper's extradition
On September 17, Belgian judges will rule on whether the controversial Spanish rapper Valtonyc may be extradited back to his native Spain, where he has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for "glorifying terrorism".
Brief from Brussels: What came out of Strasbourg plenary?
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: our round-up from Strasbourg plenary session, where Dutch PM Mark Rutte presented his vision for Europe
Brief: EU makes progress against online hate
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
EU's 'dirty deal' with Turkey is a 'betrayal' of European values, says Turkish journalist
Can Dundar is the former editor-in-chief of Cumhumriyet, a newspaper that is staunchly critical of the Turkish government.
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
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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
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.
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
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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
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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
Drawing the line: the high price paid by Prophet Mohammed cartoonists
A life in hiding is the price two cartoonists have paid for their satirical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. Swede Lars Vilks and Kurt Westergaard
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Europe Weekly: We are Charlie
France is in mourning after the terrorist attack on Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo left 12 people