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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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Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Activists write open letter to award-winning singer set to stage a three-day concert in Gambia's capital Banjul, writes Buya Jammeh

LEADING STORIES

Hindu supremacists stall play in India

Hindu supremacists stall play in India

Religious bigotry and the government's abdication of responsibility jointly endanger free speech, writes Saurav Datta
Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

A lack of visibility of female academics at the University of Bristol – especially in the more scientific faculties – is in stark contrast to the number of undergraduates in the same subjects, Margot Tudor writes
Media must end its love affair with religious censors

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

A media that paints puritans and fanatics as mainstream forfeits its right to condemn them, writes Alex Gabriel
Cambridge University Press is afraid of the Russians

Cambridge University Press is afraid of the Russians

A recent study of Vladimir Putin’s gangster tendencies has been suppressed: not by the Kremlin, but by a UK academic publisher living in fear of England’s libel laws, writes Padraig Reidy