Tag: freedom of expression

‘Revolt against virtue’ fuels populist resurgence?

     

  The assumption of virtue among those who count themselves as progressive may help to explain the popularity of right-wing agitators, as well as the link between anti-immigrant sentiment and… Read more »

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Democratic Change in the DRC

     

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human… Read more »

Arab civil society crucial for democracy

     

Popular protests against corruption and curbs on freedom of expression are indications of the increasingly authoritarian rule of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, observers suggest. A Palestinian author is hiding in an… Read more »

Burma violence tests Suu Kyi and foreign backers

     

An escalating conflict in Muslim areas of western Myanmar has emerged as a big test for both Aung San Suu Kyi and international powers who have long lauded her as… Read more »

Protecting fundamental freedoms in Morocco?

     

Morocco’s King Mohammed on Monday named moderate Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as prime minister for a second term after his party won the most seats in last week’s election, Reuters… Read more »

Democracies join authoritarians in rejecting civil society space

     

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally disrupts the internet access of its… Read more »

Vice News, Jigsaw partner to empower free expression

     

The global struggle for free expression is the focus of a new partnership between Vice News and Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas, the firm’s think tank and technology incubator). A new… Read more »

Legal Restrictions on Thought & Expression: Pakistan, Egypt, Thailand, Bahrain – and Turkey

     

  Turkey’s “strongman” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going the extra mile in his trajectory of authoritarianism by challenging a Constitutional Court ruling, effectively conflating freedom of expression with espionage,… Read more »