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Jodie Ginsberg: Terrorist slippery slope

Jodie Ginsberg: Terrorist slippery slope

The UK government should look to what is happening to free expression in Egypt and Turkey before broadening terrorist laws to include those who "spread hate".

5 countries using anti-terror legislation to muzzle journalists

5 countries using anti-terror legislation to muzzle journalists

The anti-terror charges against reporters for Vice News in Turkey are not isolated. In recent years, a number of countries have used broad anti-terror laws to restrict the freedom of the press.

5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

Join us in Lincoln for Festival 800, a celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta – a unique and powerful statement that began the world's march to freedom and liberty.

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

The Al Jazeera journalist recently released after 400 days in Egyptian jail speaks about his time in jail, the campaign for his release and fellow journalists still imprisoned in Egypt

Egypt: “Peter will not rest until his colleagues are freed”

Egypt: “Peter will not rest until his colleagues are freed”

As journalist Peter Greste returns to Australia, his two colleagues Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed languish in an Egyptian prison.

Gay Egyptians living in “constant fear” as crackdown from authorities and media worsens

Gay Egyptians living in “constant fear” as crackdown from authorities and media worsens

In recent months, 150 suspected homosexuals have been arrested and detained, while reporting by pro-government media has further fuelled prejudice against gay people. Shahira Amin reports

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

Religious freedom and religious radicalism which leads to extremism has become an increasingly difficult balancing act in the digital age where presenting religious superiority through fear and “terror” is possible both locally and internationally at internet speeds. The ongoing series of beheading videos released by the Islamic State and the showcase of kidnapped

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

The "loyalty pledge" taken by the editors of Egypt's largest newspapers has been seen as unusual even in a country where the media is in lockstep with the regime. Shahira Amin reports

Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Free expression and policing can have an antagonistic relationship. Recent events in Ferguson are demonstrative of the issues that arise as the demands for protest clash with those for civil safety. The police are naturally drawn to the forefront of such a debate as they become the physical manifestation of

Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

With just a few weeks to go before Egyptian universities open their gates to students for the start of the new academic year, the Egyptian authorities are feeling jittery -- and rightly so. Shahira Amin reports

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

Egyptian NGOs have to register under a repressive law or risk prosecution. Being convicted as an NGO worker in Egypt has consequences far beyond that country's borders, writes Michelle Betz

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Graffiti played a big part in Egypt's 2011 revolution. Today the artists face threats of violence, and the potential of jail time and fines under a proposed draft law. Shahira Amin reports

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