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Through the new media reforms, Malta has truly opened its doors to freedom of expression, thus further strengthening our democracy. During the past two years, Government has been in constant consultation with stakeholders (including OSCE) and every stage of the discussion has contributed to the ...
Ohio University's Executive Staff Policy Committee announced a new set of proposed “Freedom of Expression” policies. (The Post). A proposed ordinance would change how vending licenses are distributed and paid for in Athens. (The Post). Many fad diets fail to include all the components of a healthy and ...

After months of feedback and deliberation, Ohio University's Executive Staff Policy Committee announced a new set of proposed “Freedom of Expression” policies Thursday. According to the proposed policies, the Ohio University Police Department would have final authority in “resolving issues of public ...
HIGH POINT — Upholstered goods set the mood at High Point Market, covered in rainbows of color and oodles of texture for which merchants have been shopping far and wide. Fashionable and functional, upholstery basically supports living. Luxury upholstery, however, does more. With options aplenty, it ...
The “March of Return” Gaza border aggression organized by Hamas, has absurdly been described by EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as “freedom of expression” and “freedom of assembly”. In reality, there is no “freedom of expression” in Gaza other than incitement against murdering Jews and ...
“In recent years the Russian authorities have steadily targeted the country's few remaining spaces for freedom of expression. They have blocked news sites that criticize them, imposed draconian data storage rules and declared media outlets registered outside Russia as 'foreign agents'. “Now they are ...

Yet there are those who keep challenging the red line, as reflected in controversies involving the notion of the city becoming independent. While freedom of expression is one of our core values and is protected by the Basic Law, remarks or actions in favour of independence do nothing for our relations with ...
Africa's largest democracy is considering laws that would impose a death by hanging penalty for hate speech, but there are fears the legislation would be used to censor the media and halt freedom of expression. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has equated hate speech with terrorism. (Credit: Reuters).
The 2013 Fiji Constitution ensures the protection of freedom of expression, which is available to everyone. That's the response from the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Ashneel Sudhakar, to a question raised during a submission on Wednesday. Jope Volavola ...
The rise of criminal cases involving freedom of expression in Turkey under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 has inevitably had direct consequences for writers and publishers in the country, said a report released by English PEN on ...
Turkish authorities have prosecuted 80 authors and shut down 18 periodicals and 29 publishing houses under the ongoing state of emergency imposed after the 2016 failed coup, according to the results of a study published by English PEN. Among those 80 authors, three are being tried for the books they ...
Iraq: Violence against protesters and journalists in Kurdistan Region shows blatant disregard for freedom of expression. 28 March 2018, 13:47 UTC. Responding to eyewitness accounts of journalists and demonstrators being subjected to physical and verbal attacks by security forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where ...
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are deeply concerned about plans to table a bill to address "fake news" in Parliament next week. The bill, if adopted, will add to a range of repressive laws that have been used to violate the right to freedom of expression and undermine media freedom in ...
Equipped with those recommendations, the ESPC will craft a new policy guiding rules related to freedom of expression on the OU campus. The ESPC is made up of OU's vice president for finance and administration, the executive vice president and provost, the vice president for student affairs, and the ...
For Gino Raidy, vice president of March Lebanon, a non-governmental organisation concerned with freedom of expression, this increase in the crackdown on free speech is due to the upcoming elections in May. Although they were initially scheduled for June 2013, the elections are finally taking place five ...
The few conservative professors at Lafayette are leaving or worried about expressing their views. Retired Professor Don Chambers told The Lafayette last year that Lafayette “has shifted in politically correct, intolerant direction” and “there's little freedom of expression if you don't agree with the ruling party.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Kurds for celebrating Newroz, the Kurdish New Year, and wished the Kurdish community a peaceful year. “I would like to send my best wishes to everyone in the Kurdish community who are celebrating Newroz, the Kurdish New ...

With American politics now almost devoid of civility, the words of contemporary Turkish author, playwright, and thinker Mehmet Murat ildan need to be taken to heart by each of us, if freedom of expression is to continue underwriting our American democracy: “To express what you think is sacred; let every ...
“Demonstrations are intrinsically related to freedom of expression and it is absolutely necessary that all voices can be heard in the context of the forthcoming elections,” said Ms. Zerrougui, also the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as its French acronym MONUSCO. The two UN officials urged ...
About seven students stood in the back of Baker Ballroom protesting Ohio University's process to implement a policy on speech and public protests. Many attended the “Freedom of Expression” open forum Wednesday evening to voice dissent in regard to the presidential policy advisory group's ...
Dozens of activists and opposition members are languishing in prisons in Congo Brazzaville, some for almost three years, simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression, while the international community maintains a silence on the human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International and ...
“First, the statement betrays a cavalier attitude to a pivotal aspect of good governance—government's respect for right to free expression and political dissent within the ambit of the law,” he said in reaction to Ally's comments earlier Monday. Hinds also chided his colleague veteran Guyanese politician, who ...
Freedom of expression is under threat in Wales, an AM who has been expelled from Plaid Cymru for 18 months has claimed. South Wales Central AM Neil McEvoy has been sanctioned after he was found guilty of misconduct by his party. Mr McEvoy said the public like the way that he does things, but ...
In Britain, during this last week, something very nasty made its presence known to the nation. And it was not Putin or Russia. It was a coldly executed, psychologically loaded attempt to silence those who wished to express an opinion, other than the one held by the government. Those who believe that the ...
Amnesty International has published a report warning of a “sustained attack” on freedom of expression in Spain, citing “an exponential increase” in prosecutions under a law banning glorification of terrorism or humiliating terrorism victims. The report, issued Tuesday (March 13), comes after the Spanish ...
Activist A.K. Abdul Hakeem pointed out that while freedom of expression should be protected, the freedom of religion and beliefs should also be respected. “Art has always stayed ahead of time and has been revolutionary. It takes time for society to accept the ideas proposed in art,” he added. Film critic ...
An exponential increase in the number of people falling foul of a draconian law banning the “glorification of terrorism” or “humiliating victims of terrorism” is part of a sustained attack on freedom of expression in Spain, a new report from Amnesty International has found. Tweet…if you dare: How ...
The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the International community to condemn the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression rights in Ethiopia. AFEX calls on the government of Ethiopia to uphold freedom of expression rights of journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens in the ...
Though most college students say they value freedom of expression, a new Gallup poll shows they are more committed to free speech in the abstract than in reality. Fifty-six percent of college students say protecting free-speech rights is extremely important to society, according to the poll of 3,014 college ...
WASHINGTON: The United States today said it respects Sri Lanka's national security, but asked Colombo to ensure the freedom of expression of its citizens. The Indian Ocean island nation has witnessed anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, in which several homes, businesses and mosques were damaged during ...
Her background in law has allowed her to work on litigation, freedom of expression issues and policy reform with regional bodies such as the Southern African Development Corporation [SADC], the African Union [AU] and international organisations such as the UN and the European Union [EU].
In the fall of 2017, IFEX, a network of organizations that works to defend and promote freedom of expression, undertook a more comprehensive type of a review: a gender audit. IFEX produces original content and aggregates information about freedom of expression from multiple platforms and grassroots ...
Civil society movements are also trying to break through the constraints that many governments are attempting to impose on freedom of expression. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, together with several other organisations, is continuing the fight to revoke decisions by the Trump government that ...
HRC37 will see debate on numerous OHCHR and Special Rapporteur reports related to freedom of expression, and will culminate on 22 and 23 March with the adoption of resolutions committing States to act against human rights violations and abuses, including of the right to freedom of expression.
Ohio University's Presidential Policy Advisory Group will draft considerations for a new Freedom of Expression policy, which will be released next week. The Presidential Policy Advisory Group has drafted 28 considerations, which will turn into recommendations to be discussed with the public at an ...
In some regions, digital and online spaces are the only platforms where journalists may exercise freedom of expression. One result is that online harassment is a growing problem for all journalists, and especially women journalists, across the globe. There is, however, no empirical data with which ...
Freedom of Expression 'Under Attack' in Hong Kong As Democracy Activists Targeted: Report ... "Freedom of expression in Hong Kong came under attack as the government used vague and over broad charges to prosecute pro-democracy activists," the group said in its annual report, published on ...
The report identified a number of verified incidents that denied people of their rights to freedom of expression. The incidents include the killing of two people, arbitrary arrests and detentions, loss of employment and the censorship of certain newspaper articles. People who were seen as being critical of the ...
The sentencing of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison today for peacefully expressing his opinions online illustrates the Bahraini authorities' utter contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. The sentence relates to posts on his Twitter account in 2015 ...
Bogger Sally Bilaly Sow exposes issues that the traditional media don't cover in his homeland, Guinea. The 25-year-old has also launched the "Villageois 2.0" project - a blog which not only provides Guinea's youth with an online space to discuss their views, but also demands transparency from state ...
Retired professor Sam Walker staged a one-man protest Monday against the University of Nebraska Board of Regents' new freedom of expression policy. Walker, a longtime University of Nebraska at Omaha criminal justice professor, stood in front of a UNO classroom building in a light snow holding a sign ...
The advisory group is finalizing a list of 26 “Freedom of Expression” policy recommendations after the open forum. To send the recommendations to the Executive Staff Policy Committee, the advisory group is compiling a report to send to the executive vice president and provost and the president.
In an article published on November 3, 2017 in the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily, Ibtihal Al-Khatib, a Kuwaiti journalist and professor of English Language and Literature at Kuwait University, compared freedom of expression in Western societies, where it is sacred and rooted, with freedom of ...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has condemned recent violations of freedom of expression in Egypt and called on the government to "accept all freedoms in ... The organisation has called for the suspension of all investigations of cases relating to freedom of expression and opinion.
MONROVIA (9 March 2018) - Liberia needs to lock in and expand the gains made in the years since the civil war, in particular in the areas of freedom of expression, media independence and government transparency, a UN expert said after visiting the country. At the end of a week-long visit, the Special ...
In a statement, human rights organisation Amnesty International said the bill was an “assault on freedom of expression“. The group's director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said: “The vague and broad definition of 'fake news', combined with severe punishments and arbitrary arrest ...
The report identified a number of verified incidents that denied people of their rights to freedom of expression. The incidents include the killing of two people, arbitrary arrests and detentions, loss of employment and the censorship of certain newspaper articles. People who were seen as being critical of the ...
According to Amnesty International, “some authorities disproportionately restricted the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly” following a decision by the Constitutional Court to ban the Catalan independence referendum. The report also makes reference to the pre-trial detention of ...
Genuine reconciliation and lasting peace will only be achieved in South Sudan if people are free and safe to express their opinions regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations, says a UN report released today. The report warns that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling ...
Freedom of Expression artists; Jerry Alonzo, Elaine Bennett, Kim Binaghi Lee, Mark Callichia, Sarah Canfield, Middle Carr, Joshua Coon, Leah Coon, Cindy Costa, Jennifer DeVille Catalano, Bernard Dick, Richard Engelbrecht, Terry Finch, Benjamin Gajewski, Dan Heale, Leslie Heen, Trisha Koomen, ...


 

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