To mark the 250th edition of Index on Censorship magazine various worthies have been asked to pick their favourite article from its archives. One of them left a lasting impact on me. … More Free speech will prevail when we accord it to others
On the day the Tunisian National Quartet for Dialogue won the Nobel Peace Prize, here’s my keynote speech from my last public engagement in Tunis as chair of the IFEX-Tunisian Monitoring Group in December 2011 … More Tunisia: From school for tyrants to academy of liberty
Syria should immediately reveal the whereabouts of online free speech defender Bassel Khartabil. He was transferred from `Adra central prison to an undisclosed location on October 3, 2015. … More Where is Bassel Khartabil?
Luckily, Friday’s celebratory mock trial found the Magna Carta barons not guilty of treason against King John in 1215. Otherwise some of our most distinguished legal names may be facing treason charges. … More Was Magna Carta Treason? No? How about Terrorism?
The Colombo Telegraph, Sri Lanka’s most iconoclastic investigative news website, is gearing up for this year’s second national election. And once again they face the threat of censorship – despite a presidential promise to bring it to an end. … More Facing censorship despite presidential promise
Today is the birthday of missing human rights defender and lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, head of the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria (VDC). On 9 December 2013, she and three other human rights defenders were abducted from the VDC office in Duma, near Damascus. There has been no news of them since. … More A special day for Razan Zaitouneh
Corporate social responsibility is not just moral. It is also a response to the challenge that bad publicity and damaged reputation poses to shareholder profitability. Addressing human rights responsibilities is good business logic for Formula One. … More Raising rights inside & outside Formula One’s big Bahrain tent
The International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, aims to raise public awareness about impunity, and to showcase the important work our organisations have been doing to fight for justice and freedom of expression for all citizens worldwide. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
‘Citizen or not,’ insists Senator Graham, it’s only ‘using good old-fashioned common sense’ that persons covered by the act shouldn’t be given more rights than if they were in Afghanistan. And with that conceptual wand, I guess we have lowered the constitutional bar to whatever it is in Afghanistan. Patricia J. Williams commenting on the … More