Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: freedom of speech

Trump’s double standard on freedom of speech

The president wants liberties for himself that he doesn’t grant to others.

Where free speech ends, ignorance begins

Recent attempts to quash the right to speak reflect a fever of know-nothing intolerance afflicting the nation.

Egyptian Government Arrests Three Journalists in Three Days

Earlier this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of holding record numbers of journalists behind bars this year. Now the CPJ is demanding Egyptian authorities immediately release three journalists who were recently arrested.

Jailed for Speaking to the Press: How the Obama Admin Ruined...

After being accused of discussing classified documents on North Korea with a Fox News reporter, Stephen Kim was sentenced to 13 months in prison for violating the Espionage Act. Peter Maass, award-winning investigative journalist, discusses the case on Democracy Now.

Suffocating dissent: Gagging the Media in Ethiopia

The Anti–Terrorism Proclamation is known to punish so-called "troublesome journalists" who might criticize the government or publish articles featuring opposition. The brutal gang ruling is no worse than in Ethiopia.

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders...

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

Saudi Government Imposes Sentence of 1,000 Lashes Against Activist Blogger

The Saudi Arabian government has issued a series of 1,000 public lashings and 10 years in prison to an activist blogger Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki requested an end to this punishment, but it does not look like Saudi authorities will end this brutality.

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How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in the streets

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