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Religion & Culture

Examining how religious and cultural beliefs can create challenges for free speech which can lead to direct or self censorship. These challenges include responding to hate speech and intimidation as well as defending comments or artistic work that cause offence.

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Padraig Reidy: Sympathy for the devil

Padraig Reidy: Sympathy for the devil

The very personification of evil is invoked more often than not by those who wish to see his hand in simple things they do not like or do not understand

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Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

When political cartoonist Musa Kart faced nine years in prison for “insulting” President Erdogan, his colleagues from around the world showed solidarity through their own caricatures
Lebanon: Censorship Bureau approves critical play

Lebanon: Censorship Bureau approves critical play

Censorship body gives green light to latest play from Index award nominee Lucien Bourjeily, despite being featured heavily in the work
Padraig Reidy: Collective outrage and imagined slights

Padraig Reidy: Collective outrage and imagined slights

Padraig Reidy explores when writers are attacked for using their imaginations.
Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungarians working with "foreign intelligence" have been labelled "traitors" by the deputy prime minister. The comment follows a spate of cases of government censorship and intimidation over the past year. Aimee Hamilton reports