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News Releases

Concern about article in proposed Bolivian law against racism
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for an amendment to an article in the draft law against racism.
IFJ Conference Agrees Declaration to Stand Up Against Hate Speech
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) gathered journalists, academics, and freedom of expression experts together today for a conference onf Media, Armed Conflict and Hate Speech in Bruss...
IFJ Convenes International conference on Media, Armed Conflict and Hate Speech
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is organising a conference on media, armed conflict and hate speech on 25 April 2014 in Brussels.
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.

Sources Select Resources

Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal
The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3
Mykytyn, Eve
Dissident Voice
On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments up...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Canadian Dimension - Volume 43, Number 1 - January/February 2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Gaza Crisis: Far-Right Israelis Chant 'There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'
Moore, Jack
International Business Times
Right-wing Israelis have been filmed chanting "There's no children left there [in Gaza]" and "Gaza is a cemetery" in celebration of their military's attacks on Gaza.
The Hate Crimes Bill: How Not to Remember Matthew Shepard
Cockburn, Alexander
The problem with the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is that it creates a thought crime and also categories of crime victims for disparate treatment. Goodbye to equality under the law.
Hate speech in a plural society
Malik, Kenan
One of the ironies of living in a more inclusive, more diverse society appears to be that the preservation of diversity requires us to leave increasingly to leave less room for a diversity of views. S...
How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
Shaw, Vivian
Al Jazeera
Shaw examines the rise in anti-discrimination social activism in Japan after the environmental disasters in 2011 and lack of support from the government towards its non-Japanese citizens.
In Defense of Free Speech
It's Easier to Blame Bad Filmmakers Than to Address Massive War Crimes
Giambrone, Joe
The answer to speech you disagree with is … (drum roll) … MORE SPEECH.
Onetime Antiwar, Environmental Protester Veers Into the Seamy World of Anti-Semitism
Neiwert, David
Southern Poverty Law Center
While most American-born activists who become involved in defending Palestinian rights avoid becoming overt anti-Semites even while steadfastly criticizing Israel, Kenneth O'Keefe is not one of them.
Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
CBC news
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
Unintended Consequences
Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!
Roberts, Paul Craig
It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become...
Violent, Genocidal Anti-Palestinian Rhetoric Moving to US?
Sheen, David
Religion Dispatches
Earlier this week the Times of Israel published a post, written by American Yochanan Gordon, titled "When Genocide is Permissible," which concludes with the following question: "If political leaders ...
Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
Namazie, Maryam
Free Thought Blogs
This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of h...
With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
The Intercept
Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "...

Sources Bookshelf

The Cost of Free Speech
Lee, Simon
In the wake of the Ayatollah's "fatwah" against Salman Rushdie and in the turbulent context of terrorism in Northern Ireland, free speech really can lead to death, according to the author. This book o...
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward

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