It is reported Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court is to re-examine the case of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes. Raif Badawi was flogged 50 times last
While many in France support Charlie Hebdo’s decision to put a new cartoon of Mohammad on its cover, others fear it will just provoke more tension
France is in mourning after the terrorist attack on Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo left 12 people
Plantu is one of France’s best known cartoonists, having been drawing for the national daily Le Monde for the best part of 30 years.
Iranian journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli, who works with several Reformist media outlets, announced on Monday via Twitter that she has been
A Turkish court on Friday ruled that a blanket ban of social-media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be
Mahir Zeynalov, an Azerbaijani journalist working for English-language newspaper Todays Zaman, was deported from Turkey on Friday morning, apparently
A man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for giving out ‘free hugs’ in the capital, Riyadh.
Abdulrahman al-Khayyal and his friend, who have since
On the outskirts of Moscow, Masha Gessen is preparing dinner for her friends and family. She is an openly gay Russian-American journalist, who has
In this interview, Maria Lipman, a political analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Centre talks about why Russia’s anti-gay laws are supported by a majority
In this interview Masha Gessen talks about why Putin has stamped his seal of approval on banning homosexual propagand to minors but also why she
The director of a museum exhibiting a painting of Russian president Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear has been arrested by police, it’s been
Authorities in Azerbaijan are engaged in an “abusive strategy” to clampdown on freedom of expression ahead of elecitons next month, say Human Rights
Femen has attracted worldwide attention for its ‘topless’ approach to the feminist cause.
While its provocative protests have certainly won it the
They are artists, intellectuals or bloggers, and they want Cuba to open up to the world.
Whether they are dissidents or not, a new generation of
The Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested 16 journalists in the capital Tehran, accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media
The Serbian authorities are in the middle of a witch-hunt against critical intellectuals, whose most recent victim, Sreten Ugricic was for over a
With EYP – the European Youth Parliament
Dan, from the UK, asks:
Do you think that the conflicts associated with the Arab spring will eventually
Alex Taylor says, “Even if the economic model is perhaps not widely held up as an example around the world at the moment Europe has always prided