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Image: Geneva: The slow death of freedom of expression
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Geneva: The slow death of freedom of expression

The United Nations Human Rights Council today passed a resolution aimed at restricting criticism of religion, or ‘religious defamation’. Roy W Brown examines why the UN is putting protection of ideas above freedom of expression 26 Mar 2009 »

Image: Sir Ken Macdonald QC joins Index on Censorship

Sir Ken Macdonald QC joins Index on Censorship

Sir Ken Macdonald QC, Former Director of Public Prosecutions, has joined the board of Index on Censorship, the leading free expression advocacy group. 25 Mar 2009 »

Image: Nobel Prize Committee protests South Africa's refusal of visa to Dalai Lama

Nobel Prize Committee protests South Africa's refusal of visa to Dalai Lama

Latest 11:00 GMT: The organisers of the conference mentioned below has just confirmed their decision to cancel the event. In the announcement, made in Johannesburg this morning, the diplomatic tension that has emerged between South Africa and the People´s Republic of China over the visa to HH Dalai Lama, right, was given as the reason for the cancellation. Read yesterday's press release from the Norwegian Tibet Committee below. 24 Mar 2009 »

Image: Geneva: ARTICLE 19 Campaigns for a “No” Vote on Religious Defamation
HRH London

Geneva: ARTICLE 19 Campaigns for a “No” Vote on Religious Defamation

ARTICLE 19 is urging UN Human Rights Council members to vote against a resolution on “defamation of religions” at its regular session in Geneva this month. 10 Mar 2009 »

Image: UK: Government erodes the right to freedom of information
HRH London

UK: Government erodes the right to freedom of information

The events of recent weeks highlight the implications of government decisions on our right to information. February heralded the enforcement of new legislation, an important House of Lords judgement and an unprecedented home secretary decision, all of which sought to curtail this right. 27 Feb 2009 »

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