Freedom of Speech / Censorship

Poles stage banana protest over removal of ‘indecent’ artwork

Poles stage banana protest over removal of ‘indecent’ artwork

Published 29/04/2019

WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 1,000 people, many eating bananas to make their point, protested in front of Warsaw’s National Museum on Monday over a decision [more…]

Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

Published 15/04/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for [more…]

Trump vows executive order requiring ‘free speech’ at colleges

Trump vows executive order requiring ‘free speech’ at colleges

Published 02/03/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring American universities and colleges to maintain “free [more…]

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to…

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to…

Published 15/02/2019

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first [more…]

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Published 09/01/2019

HANOI (Reuters) - Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, [more…]

Ahead of Bangladesh vote, opposition says it has been silenced

Ahead of Bangladesh vote, opposition says it has been silenced

Published 28/12/2018

DHAKA/NOAKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single [more…]

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Published 05/11/2018

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that will prosecute Khashoggi murderANKARA (Reuters) - Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved [more…]

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Published 08/10/2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Hong Kong media and legal groups urged the government on Monday to explain why it refused to renew a work [more…]

Lesbian romance film shows to sell-out crowd in Nairobi after court…

Lesbian romance film shows to sell-out crowd in Nairobi after court…

Published 23/09/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was until Friday banned in Kenya where it was made, showed on Sunday [more…]

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook…

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook…

Published 26/07/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Visitors to a Belgian art gallery were stunned when security guards ordered them away from nude paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul [more…]