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Media blackout in Poland to protest new ad tax
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Media blackout in Poland to protest new ad tax

Feb 10th 2021, 11:33 AM 28,865 Views 28 Comments

State media outlets would be exempt from the tax.

Three arrested after anti-racism, free speech protests outside Leinster House
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Three arrested after anti-racism, free speech protests outside Leinster House

Updated Dec 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 41,360 Views 0 Comments

A man in his early 40s has been charged and is due to appear before court at a later date.

Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event
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Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event

Apr 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 18,560 Views 179 Comments

The coalition has called for the act to be repealed “in the name of personal freedom and mutual respect.”

Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly
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Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly

Apr 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,694 Views 0 Comments

Denis O’Brien’s legal team has argued that TDs’ “extraordinary privilege” had led to a breach of his privacy in 2015.

US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'
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US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'

Nov 4th 2017, 7:15 PM 10,266 Views 0 Comments

Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.

In China, parodying the national anthem could now put you in jail for 15 days
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In China, parodying the national anthem could now put you in jail for 15 days

Sep 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 6,200 Views 17 Comments

Under the new law, the song can no longer be used as background music in public places.

Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler
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Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler

Sep 14th 2015, 8:03 PM 43,121 Views 152 Comments

Some people claim the images mock Aylan Kurdi.

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
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Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Jul 1st 2015, 8:07 PM 21,321 Views 121 Comments

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

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

May 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 832 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.

Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh
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Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh

Mar 30th 2015, 8:36 PM 18,453 Views 26 Comments

He had criticised fundamentalist Islamic views.

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

Jan 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 198 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.

Charlie Hebdo's history of lampooning Islamic extremism (and religion as a whole)
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Charlie Hebdo's history of lampooning Islamic extremism (and religion as a whole)

Jan 7th 2015, 1:37 PM 23,232 Views 157 Comments

The magazine has been attacked before.

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president
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A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president

Dec 26th 2014, 12:50 PM 10,636 Views 32 Comments

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

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

Aug 24th 2014, 8:30 AM 92 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.

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight
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Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

Jul 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 773 Views 24 Comments

While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.

US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays
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US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays

May 5th 2014, 6:29 PM 7,211 Views 40 Comments

At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss
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Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:16 PM 5,943 Views 9 Comments

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

Column: Why it's time to get rid of Ireland's blasphemy laws
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Column: Why it's time to get rid of Ireland's blasphemy laws

Jul 28th 2013, 8:30 AM 917 Views 273 Comments

Blasphemy laws have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and have no place in a modern democracy like Ireland, writes Michael Nugent.

Column: Striking the balance between freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial
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Column: Striking the balance between freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial

Jul 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 561 Views 11 Comments

Public interest, freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial: all these factors form a carefully-balanced relationship between the media and criminal justice system. But just how clear-cut is the law? asks Fergal Crehan.

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

Jan 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,128 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.

British man wins High Court appeal after being docked pay over Facebook posts
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British man wins High Court appeal after being docked pay over Facebook posts

Nov 16th 2012, 3:45 PM 17,923 Views 35 Comments

Adrian Smith worked for a government housing body when he posted statements against gay marriage in churches.

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
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Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

Nov 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 162 Views 29 Comments

The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.

Twitter blocks access to neo-Nazi account for German users
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Twitter blocks access to neo-Nazi account for German users

Oct 18th 2012, 3:44 PM 4,168 Views 14 Comments

It’s the first time the social media site has implemented its local censorship policy, which was first announced in January.

Poll: Should the Mohammed cartoons have been published?
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Poll: Should the Mohammed cartoons have been published?

Sep 20th 2012, 10:06 AM 7,297 Views 151 Comments

As fears of protests grow after controversial cartoons of Mohammed appeared in a French magazine, we ask: Should they have been published?

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

Aug 20th 2012, 5:18 PM 2,012 Views 2 Comments

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

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US
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Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US

Aug 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,989 Views 39 Comments

Two-year sentence for hooliganism conviction criticised as ‘disproportionate’ and impacting on freedom of expression.

Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison
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Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison

Aug 17th 2012, 3:00 PM 17,267 Views 83 Comments

Three band members of the feminist punk group have been found guilty of “hoolganism motivated by religious hatred”.

Russia: Deputy PM slams Madonna on Twitter for Pussy Riot support
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Russia: Deputy PM slams Madonna on Twitter for Pussy Riot support

Aug 9th 2012, 9:59 PM 6,824 Views 13 Comments

Dmitry Rogozin accused the singer of moral lecturing, adding: “Either take off the cross or put on pants”.

Should swearing in public be a fineable offence?
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Should swearing in public be a fineable offence?

Jun 12th 2012, 10:49 AM 4,541 Views 80 Comments

A town in Massachusetts has decided to force the foul-mouthed among them to pay fines for swearing in public. Should we follow suit?

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

May 2nd 2012, 6:03 PM 1,296 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.

Man given choice of posting apology on Facebook - or spending 60 days in jail
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Man given choice of posting apology on Facebook - or spending 60 days in jail

Feb 24th 2012, 10:03 PM 9,834 Views 17 Comments

Court ruling came after man posted comments about his estranged wife on the social network.

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?
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Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?

Aug 12th 2011, 10:01 AM 3,363 Views 64 Comments

In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.

'God hates fags' family face Supreme Court action
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'God hates fags' family face Supreme Court action

Oct 7th 2010, 2:21 PM 1,169 Views 1 Comment

The infamous Phelps family of the Westboro Baptist Church are brought to court over protests at military funerals.

Philadelphia businesses condemn $50 ‘blogging tax’
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Philadelphia businesses condemn $50 ‘blogging tax’

Aug 24th 2010, 7:06 PM 198 Views 0 Comments

Bloggers in the original US capital complain about new rules which classify blogs as businesses.