freedom of speech

  • July 26, 2017

    The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate recorded at least 15 incidents of journalists being attacked, abused or prevented from reporting by Israeli security forces while attempting to cover the Al-Aqsa Mosque protests over the weekend.

  • June 14, 2017

    Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • May 3, 2017

    'Critical minds for critical times' is the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2017

  • March 21, 2017

    Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilisation of forces, the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya yesterday has called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.”

  • March 23, 2015

    New rules aimed at preventing civil servants from speaking to the media without ministers’ approval have been strongly criticised. They follow a drive to gag charities receiving public funding.

  • January 23, 2015

    Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

  • January 19, 2015

    This year (2015), Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US falls on 19 January – the third Monday of the month. It is an observance which is gaining traction in other parts of the world, too, where the legacy of the civil rights campaigner and Baptist minister is an an iconic symbol of freedom for people of both religious and other belief the world over.

  • January 8, 2015

    Twelve people were murdered yesterday (7 January) in an appalling attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This has inflamed religious and ethnic tensions, as the killers are believed to be violent Islamist extremists.

  • October 1, 2014

    The UK government may limit free speech for law-abiding members of minority communities in order to defend British values such as free speech and respect for minorities, home secretary Theresa May has threatened.

  • May 22, 2014

    Amnesty is urging the Israeli authorities to lift the travel ban on nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu so he can attend UK events on the protection of whistleblowers.