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# Freedom of Expression

Last year
Hate speech law 'not radical', says minister as senators highlight free speech 'chilling effect'
All time
New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
Junior Foreign Affairs Minister can't say if UN job offered to Zappone will be filled
Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer
European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog
Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
Freedom to preach "Islam is satanic" from a church pulpit is hailed as "a victory for the gospel"
The cartoons of Prophet Mohammed published 10 years ago today are still making waves
The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right
Aaron McKenna
"Mr O'Brien is a media baron" - RTÉ fights action against Denis O'Brien
Author has to pay €53k to in-laws after defaming them in a book
Opinion: Islam must be treated like Christianity in Europe – accepted, revered and lambasted
Aaron McKenna
British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue
Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all
Kirsten Roberts
Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
Niall McGlynn
Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
Peter Ferguson
Column: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy is a gift to freedom and democracy
Aaron McKenna
Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws
Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
Harry Browne
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law
Aaron McKenna
Burma to allow daily private newspapers
Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head
Burma's government ends direct media censorship
Read Me: Ai Weiwei and me
Alison Klayman
England’s top judge to hear appeal in ‘Twitter joke trial’
VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery
'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
France's face veil ban to take effect next month
Daily Mirror wins European appeal over Campbell damages