Category : hate speech

This Week at Index: Calls for immediate release of re-arrested author

alt informationRestrictions on the media were once something seen as a problem for other countries but now these concerns are front and centre in the UK, Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg said this week

Censorship cannot create a more equal society

alt informationProposals to address so-called hate groups put forward by the Tony Blair Institute risk damaging freedom of speech in the UK, Index on Censorship warned.

Jodie Ginsberg: “The only speech that ought to be restricted is speech that directly incites violence”

alt informationLaws targeting hate speech can be counterproductive, especially amid the rise of leaders who aren't afraid to cause offence, Index on Censorship Jodie Ginsberg tells ABC News’

Jodie Ginsberg: “The idea that we can prevent future crimes by policing expression is a dangerous road to go down”

alt informationCrimes motivated by misandry — a contempt for men — ageism and prejudice against certain alternative cultures, such as goths or punks, may soon be added to hate crime legislation in England and Wales.

Governments should not be policing thought

alt informationThe Law Commission will review how sex and gender characteristics are treated within existing hate crime laws and whether new offences are needed.

HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship

alt informationWhat is hate speech? What is behind the rise of hate-speech legislation and codes? Are some words and ideas just too hateful for public life? Is policing hate speech the best way to protect equality and freedom -- or is free speech, more speech, the answer?

Jodie Ginsberg: The question of hate speech

alt informationJodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, spoke about hate speech at the 30th anniversary of the Rafto Forum, Bergen, 2016

Banning Donald Trump won’t change hateful views

alt informationIndex on Censorship opposes the proposal to ban Donald Trump from entering the UK.

Padraig Reidy: Football banter will always need its edge

Football banter (or, in modern usage, “bants” or even “#bantz”), can range from the strange to the self-deprecating to the plain awful, but it will always need its edge.

Padraig Reidy: Free speech at armageddon

Belfast’s Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle is one of those things that makes a soft Southern Irish atheist Catholic like me think I’ll never truly understand Northern Ireland.

Why it is open season for hate speech in India’s elections

alt informationCynical politicians make the most of ineffective laws and a weak regulator, Saurav Data reports