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Analysing challenges to freedom of expression in democratic societies, including restrictive laws, self-censorship, web surveillance, media regulation, national security and public order arguments to limit free speech.
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Rashid Razaq: As a Muslim, I know there is no God-given right not to be offended

Rashid Razaq: As a Muslim, I know there is no God-given right not to be offended

Satire is scary for people who can’t live with doubt. Because satire is all about creating doubt

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Long line of unresolved attacks scars Serbian journalism

Long line of unresolved attacks scars Serbian journalism

Six months have elapsed since Davor Pasalic, editor of Serbian news agency FoNet, was brutally assaulted by unknown assailants, but police have made no progress in unmasking the culprits or discovering their motives. The attack is just one of a long line of violence against journalists in Serbia.
Padraig Reidy: Laugh? I nearly died. Of hunger

Padraig Reidy: Laugh? I nearly died. Of hunger

Those who have raised their voice attempting to prevent the development of a comedy show script based on the Irish famine are simply parading their ignorance
Freedom of expression is non-negotiable

Freedom of expression is non-negotiable

Index on Censorship condemns this appalling attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and any attempt to silence a free press.
How cartoonists responded to the attack on Charlie Hebdo

How cartoonists responded to the attack on Charlie Hebdo

People around the world show solidarity with the French satirical magazine