free speech

  • February 24, 2011

    Amnesty has urged the Indonesian government to repeat its commitment to protecting freedom of religion in the face of militant intolerance.

  • January 11, 2011

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that freedom of speech includes the right of people to say things that offend both him and others.

  • November 17, 2010

    China is being called on to release a woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a supposedly anti-Japanese message.

  • May 17, 2010
  • May 17, 2010

    Charges against a Christian street preacher who condemned homosexuality have been dropped, shortly after a gay rights campaigner offered to testify in his defence.

  • January 12, 2010

    The conviction of five Muslim men who demonstrated at a home-coming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton is an infringement of free speech and free protest, says veteran human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

  • October 29, 2009

    Those who disagree with the allegedly homophobic views of a Norwich resident suspected of a hate incident have spoken up for her right to express them. Her supporters, on the other hand, have generally not issued statements showing such generosity or understanding.

  • October 29, 2009

    Supporters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people's rights have expressed support for the freedom of those who criticise them, casting doubt on claims by a Christian group who suggested that gay rights activists are trying to stifle free speech.

  • May 31, 2009

    A a simple integrity can rebuke our culture's debased and profligate way with words, say Jill Segger. Restraint in communication is counter-cultural. Humanity is wisest when it recognises the best words as those taking flesh rather than fury.

  • April 12, 2009

    Some Church of England leaders are complaining that others are stealing their opinion space in the media, says Jonathan Bartley. The answer is to act with integrity, rather than to demand attention.