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Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read? 2012 in Review: How Blasphemy Laws Are Stifling Free Expression Worldwide. Tracking suppression of online free speech. Turkey: Journalists’ Arrests Chills Free Speech. (Istanbul) - The arrest of nine journalists and writers on March 3, 2011, in the absence of clear reasonable cause, will have a chilling effect on free speech, Human Rights Watch said.

Turkey: Journalists’ Arrests Chills Free Speech

The nine were accused of links to the alleged "Ergenekon" coup plots against the Turkish government. Those arrested include Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, two prominent journalists known for critical reporting on the Turkish criminal justice system and police. Mozambique: Behind the Detention of MC Azagaia · Global Voices. While President Obama forbid via executive order the use of torture techniques such as waterboarding, or confinement in a small box or coffin, the same executive order cemented the use of isolation, forms of sensory deprivation, use of drugs, and sleep deprivation in the Department of Defense’s Army Field Manual 2-22.3, which is now the U.S. standard for interrogation.

Mozambique: Behind the Detention of MC Azagaia · Global Voices

Take action to end impunity. By Alice Purkiss / 23 November, 2011 To mark the inaugural International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, join Index in demanding justice for journalists’ murdered in the line of duty Freedom of Expression Organisations Call for Justice on International Day to End Impunity London, November 23, 2011 Today Index on Censorship, Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists and English PEN join dozens of freedom of expression organisations around the world to mark the inaugural International Day to End Impunity.

Take action to end impunity

US students convicted for disrupting speech - Americas. Ten US college students from Southern California have been convicted of unlawfully disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the US last year and placed on probation.

US students convicted for disrupting speech - Americas

Friday's verdict followed two full days of deliberations by a six-man, six-woman jury in a case that has touched off a furore over free-speech rights at the University of California at Irvine. Full video: The Irvine 11: young Muslims speaking the truth against Israeli ambassador/warcimes. Knoxnews. Photo by Emily Spence, copyright © 2008 // Buy this photo.

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Naomi Schaefer Riley: The Academic Mob Rules. May 8, 2012 6:28 p.m. ET. China: Rights & Liberties. India: freedom of speech, information & media. Security, Censorship, & Internet. Honest Hyperbole and Free Speech - Adam Liptak. Here was a typical Twitter message: “15% of Cincinnati’s Fire Dept browned out today to help pay for a streetcar boondoggle.

Honest Hyperbole and Free Speech - Adam Liptak

If you think it’s a waste of money, VOTE YES on 48.” Mr. Miller, 46, a mechanical engineer, said he expected a debate. What he got instead was a legal action from supporters of the streetcar project under an Ohio law that forbids false statements in political campaigns. In the end, Mr. “I’ve got to second-guess myself every time I sit down in front of a computer,” he said. Last month, at a Supreme Court argument over a federal law that makes it a crime to lie about military honors, Justice Elena Kagan asked about laws like the one that had ensnared Mr.

It turns out there are at least 17 states that forbid some kinds of false campaign speech, according to a pending Supreme Court petition in a case involving a Minnesota law. At the argument last month, Solicitor General Donald B. Mr. But Mr. OCCUPY WALL STREET BEST MSM Footage NYPD Police Brutality. Man Arrested for Wearing Occupy Jacket at Supreme Court.

An Important Video to Watch: Pepper-Spray by a Cruel and Cowardly NYC Cop - James Fallows - National. (Update below.)

An Important Video to Watch: Pepper-Spray by a Cruel and Cowardly NYC Cop - James Fallows - National

NYPD Arrests 700 #OccupyWallStreet Protesters On The Brooklyn Bridge. Thai censorship critic strikes back at snitch Web host. Secret Agents Raid Webcam Artist. 8 July 2011Last updated at 15:54 The US Secret Service has raided the home of an artist who collected images from webcams in a New York Apple store. Kyle McDonald is said to have installed software that photographed people looking at laptops then uploaded the pictures to a website. Mr McDonald said he had obtained permission from a security guard to take photos inside the store. Apple declined to comment. Massacre victim’s widow flees Philippines. The widow of a journalist who was among the 57 people killed in the grisly 2009 Maguindanao massacre has fled to Hong Kong, saying the Philippine government had failed to provide her protection.

Massacre victim’s widow flees Philippines

Russia: Pussy Riot Doomed by Its Own Supporters? This post is part of our special coverage Russia's Protest Movement.

Russia: Pussy Riot Doomed by Its Own Supporters?

Recent online coverage of the Pussy Riot trial makes it seem as if all of Russia is mobilized in protest against the inordinately harsh treatment the three arrested band members have received. Pakistan bans 'obscene' words on cell phone texts. Dissidentity - Dissident thought and multiple identities/nyms. 1st Circuit Ponders a First Amendment Right to Videotape an Arrest.

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1st Circuit Ponders a First Amendment Right to Videotape an Arrest

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The War on Talking About the Drug War. Bryan Gonzalez (r) at his graduation ceremony to become a U.S. Border Patrol agent – a job he lost after talking to a co-worker about the drug war Courtesy of New Mexico ACLU In April 2009, El Paso native and rookie Border Patrol Agent Bryan Gonzalez was working a stretch of the Mexican border near Deming, N.M. Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - www.chillingeffects.org.