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#Freedom of Expression

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 6 April, 2018

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog

Apr 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,355 Views 40 Comments

The man argued that his conviction for the use of an image of Heinrich Himmler interfered with his right to freedom of expression.

# freedom-of-expression - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court

Jun 15th 2017, 10:57 AM 21,336 Views 25 Comments

The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.

# freedom-of-expression - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Freedom to preach "Islam is satanic" from a church pulpit is hailed as "a victory for the gospel"
# Satanic Sermon
# Satanic Sermon

Freedom to preach "Islam is satanic" from a church pulpit is hailed as "a victory for the gospel"

Jan 5th 2016, 2:52 PM 14,519 Views 92 Comments

“It is not the task of the criminal law to censor offensive utterances.”

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

The cartoons of Prophet Mohammed published 10 years ago today are still making waves
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

The cartoons of Prophet Mohammed published 10 years ago today are still making waves

Sep 30th 2015, 1:43 PM 18,254 Views 123 Comments

One foreign affairs columnist said, “At many media outlets it has created a fear of dealing with Muslim perceptions of taboos”.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 23 May, 2015

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right
# Opinion
# Opinion

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right

May 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 787 Views 116 Comments

The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

"Mr O'Brien is a media baron" - RTÉ fights action against Denis O'Brien
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

"Mr O'Brien is a media baron" - RTÉ fights action against Denis O'Brien

May 13th 2015, 6:45 PM 26,095 Views 0 Comments

The businessman is seeking an injunction against the broadcast of an RTÉ news item.

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 13 March, 2015

Author has to pay €53k to in-laws after defaming them in a book
# Portugal
# Portugal

Author has to pay €53k to in-laws after defaming them in a book

Mar 13th 2015, 7:11 AM 15,375 Views 9 Comments

Paying your mother-in-law €20,000 must sting.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Opinion: Islam must be treated like Christianity in Europe – accepted, revered and lambasted
# Charlie Hebdo
# Charlie Hebdo

Opinion: Islam must be treated like Christianity in Europe – accepted, revered and lambasted

Jan 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 186 Views 225 Comments

It is up to moderate people to have an open debate about religion and society. Otherwise, extremists will have it for us.

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 12 December, 2014

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law

Dec 12th 2014, 3:24 PM 30,631 Views 67 Comments

Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.

# freedom-of-expression - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue
# Turkey
# Turkey

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Oct 21st 2014, 12:42 PM 13,503 Views 28 Comments

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

# freedom-of-expression - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all

Aug 24th 2014, 8:30 AM 90 Views 34 Comments

Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
# Censorship
# Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 173 Views 26 Comments

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,960 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

# freedom-of-expression - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
# Column
# Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 406 Views 130 Comments

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Column: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy is a gift to freedom and democracy
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Column: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy is a gift to freedom and democracy

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 32 Views 48 Comments

Many people loathed the Westboro Baptist Church’s message, but the USA rightfully protected their right to be seen and heard, writes Aaron McKenna.

# freedom-of-expression - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws

Feb 6th 2014, 12:32 PM 5,737 Views 26 Comments

The new law will allow the Turkish government to block access to websites and request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court order.

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 24 January, 2014

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
# Mayo
# Mayo

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed

Jan 24th 2014, 3:18 PM 416 Views 69 Comments

The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 71 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law

Jan 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,122 Views 33 Comments

There are troubling restrictions on our free expression in Ireland. We should follow the US and give it explicit protection – even if that means some vitriol.

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

Dec 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,270 Views 2 Comments

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# freedom-of-expression - Monday 3 December, 2012

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head
# Telecoms
# Telecoms

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head

Dec 3rd 2012, 3:46 PM 2,417 Views 7 Comments

A review the 24-year-old UN telecom regulations kicked off today amid insistence that plans to control internet freedoms are “unfounded”.

# freedom-of-expression - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma's government ends direct media censorship
# Burma
# Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Aug 20th 2012, 5:18 PM 2,011 Views 2 Comments

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# freedom-of-expression - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Read Me: Ai Weiwei and me
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: Ai Weiwei and me

Aug 18th 2012, 2:00 PM 42 Views 11 Comments

Alison Klayman, director of the new documentary about controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells TheJournal.ie that his future is still very uncertain.

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

England’s top judge to hear appeal in ‘Twitter joke trial’
# Twitter Joke Trial
# Twitter Joke Trial

England’s top judge to hear appeal in ‘Twitter joke trial’

Jun 27th 2012, 10:11 AM 3,732 Views 15 Comments

Paul Chambers is appealing his conviction over an angry tweet in which he joked he would blow an airport “sky high”.

# freedom-of-expression - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery
# The Spear
# The Spear

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery

May 22nd 2012, 4:27 PM 4,441 Views 11 Comments

The Spear depicting Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

# freedom-of-expression - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

May 2nd 2012, 6:03 PM 1,295 Views 9 Comments

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.

# freedom-of-expression - Friday 4 March, 2011

France's face veil ban to take effect next month
# Veils
# Veils

France's face veil ban to take effect next month

Mar 4th 2011, 12:35 PM 1,656 Views 3 Comments

The banning of some religious dress in European countries have drawn criticism by human rights groups – who say the laws discriminate against Muslims and impede an individual’s freedom of expression.

# freedom-of-expression - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Daily Mirror wins European appeal over Campbell damages
# ECHR
# ECHR

Daily Mirror wins European appeal over Campbell damages

Jan 18th 2011, 7:41 PM 588 Views 0 Comments

The Daily Mirror wins its argument that being made to pay Naomi Campbell’s legal “success fees” is unlawful.